The Big Give: Zechariah/Elizabeth and Gabriel/Mary, Luke 1:5-66
December 11, 2022
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Story Focus: In week 2, we head to Luke 1:5-66, where we find Zechariah, Elizabeth, and Mary. Zechariah and Elizabeth were older, and it seemed impossible that they’d ever have a child of their own. But one day an angel came to Zechariah and told him that he would have a son, and that son would prepare the way for the Promised One, Jesus. The angel also came to visit a young woman named Mary. No one would have guessed that God would use Mary to bring that promise of the Messiah to fulfillment—including Mary herself. Mary was awestruck when the angel came to announce that she was about to have a child who would be the Savior of the world.
Bottom Line: Anything is possible with God. We will face some difficult moments throughout our lives. But no matter what we face, we can trust God and remember that God can do anything. God may still allow us to go through whatever we’re facing, but God will be with us and will give us what we need to get through it.
Key Question: What’s the most amazing thing you’ve ever seen? Often, to see past our circumstances, we need a reminder of God’s ability to do the impossible. We start with a question that gets preteens thinking about the amazing things they’ve seen and experienced. We pray the conversation will lead them toward celebrating what God has done in their lives.