Introduction to the Lesson As you enter the season of Advent, the
biblical focus of your lessons will come from the New Testament Book of
John. You will also begin a series of lessons that look at the different roles of
Jesus—Jesus as God, as Messiah, as Lord, as Savior, and as Friend.
These lessons will challenge your students to open their hearts and minds
to understand how Jesus relates to mankind, and more personally, how Jesus
relates to them.
Supplies: magazines; scissors; glue
sticks; one sheet of poster board.
Setup: On the sheet of poster board
write the headline NAMES FOR
Supplies: a Bible for each student.
Memory Verse Activity
Supplies: heavy cloth material (felt-
like, canvas, or some such) or
butcher paper, fabric pens or markers,
a dowel rod.
Setup: Cut the fabric or paper in the
shape of a banner—any size you
choose. Fold it down from the top
about 2 inches and stitch or hot glue
it to make a fold to slip a dowel rod
through. Before class print these
words on the banner, “The Word
was made flesh and lived for awhile
CrossWalk Cycle A • Grades 5 & 6
First Sunday of Advent
JESUS IS GOD
Scripture for the Lesson: John 1:1-8
Guide the students to think of the different names used for Jesus, such as
Messiah, Christ, Son of Man, etc. Then instruct the class to cut out various
letters from the magazines to form words for the different names of Jesus.
Glue these names on the poster board you have prepared.
Conclude this activity by explaining that your class is about to begin a new
unit of study on Jesus and the many ways he relates to us—as Lord, Savior,
etc. Today your focus will be on Jesus as God.
As a group you will read through the following passages, pausing after each
section to answer the questions that follow.
Read John 1:1-2.
1. Who is the “Word”? (Jesus. Did you include the name “Word” on your
poster? If not, include it now.)
2. If Jesus is the Word, was he with God when God created the worl