Teacher-Written Lesson

Joy of the Gospel - Five Lessons for January 2016

  • Written by Sophia Institute for Teachers
  • 20-40 minutes
  • 43211

Lesson Overview

January 3, 2016 – The Epiphany of the Lord
Matthew 2:1-12
Students will come to a deeper understanding of the identity of the magi, and analyze their story to determine the meaning of their visit to Jesus. 

January 10, 2016 – The Baptism of the Lord
Luke 3:15-16, 21-22
Students will consider the meaning of Christ’s Baptism and the invitation it extends to all of us. 

January 17, 2016 – The Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
John 2:1-11
Students will reflect upon the place of Jesus’ first miracle in the economy of salvation. 

January 24, 2016 – The Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
Luke 1:1-4; 4:14-21
Students will explore how the prophecy from Isaiah sets forth Jesus’ earthly mission, and consider the ways in which Jesus fulfills the various statements of the prophecy. 

January 31, 2016 – The Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Luke 4:21-30
Students will consider specific examples of Christian teaching that conflict with our culture and cause Christians to be persecuted. They will conclude in prayer, meditating upon Jesus’ own persecution and suffering for the Gospel. 

Recommended For

Grade Level: High School, Middle School, Elementary

Subject: Religion, Core USCCB Curriculum, Revelation of Jesus Christ in Scripture, Sacred Scripture

Learner: Traditional Classroom, Homeschooled Students, CCD/Parish-Based Education

Tagged as: baptism, joy of the gospel, magi

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