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 TEENTEXT MIDDLE SCHOOL First Sunday of Advent
A New Joy
 This year's Advent curriculum breaks the TeenText mold just slightly. We've moved
 away from the lectionary selections that are a part of our December curriculum to
 focus on the birth narrative from Luke's gospel. Through this narrative we explore the
 major themes of Advent and the ways in which Christ's birth brings us a new
 understanding of these themes. Throughout the study, the film, A Charlie Brown
 Christmas, is used to illustrate these themes. All of the clips we reference are available
 on YouTube and a synopsis of the film is available here
  You may want to purchase the film to view in full with your group as well. Each of the
 lessons also highlights a traditional Christmas carol/hymn which teens are likely
 familiar with but may not have ever really examined closely. Our hope is that these
 resources, along with the text and questions, will help teens see the Advent season with
 new eyes.
Pens, pencils, and/or markers
Computer + web access (for YouTube videos and to enlarge art/images)
II. TODAY’s TEXT: Luke 1:39-56 (NRSV)
39 In those days Mary set out and went with haste to a Judean town in the hill
country,40 where she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. 41 When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the child leaped in her womb. And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy
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