This series invites participants into the less familiar Christmas stories in the Gospels, with this lesson focusing on the Gospel of Matthew. Most young people will be familiar with the Luke Christmas story – shepherds, manger, angels – but they may be surprised to learn that the other Gospels don’t include the same details.
This lesson – packed with games, interactive activities, scripture exploration, and theological reflection – invites participants into considering the genealogy of Jesus as told in the Gospel of Matthew and how it invites us to consider not just Jesus’s divinity, but his humanity.
Spice Rack is a curriculum series written by Mark DeVries that offers a wide variety of options for leaders depending on group size, space, and specific needs. These detailed, field-tested lessons allow for the flexibility that leaders need while providing them all the necessary scaffolding to make lesson prep as easy as possible. While designed for middle and high school students, Spice Rack curriculum can be adapted for younger or older audiences.