Begin class by asking your students the question, “Who is Jesus?” Don’t correct anyone’s statements, but allow as many students to share as possible. Most of your students will say similar things about who Jesus is.
Many people in the world have opinions about Jesus. Most people believe He existed as a man, but may not believe more than that about Him.
Watch the following video and use it as a springboard for discussion about today’s focus [1:43]:
Who Is Jesus? (NY Street Interviews)
- What are your thoughts about how these people responded to the question Who is Jesus? (Answers will vary, but some may have felt frustrated by some people’s answers. Others may have been surprised at how many people seemed to grasp the truth about Jesus.)
- Why is it important to ask this question and to understand its answer? (Invite discussion.)
- Would your friends and community members answer this question in similar ways? Explain. (Answers will vary. Invite discussion. Each person in your group will have different people around them, some may have faith in God and others may not. Let students know that it is okay to ask people what they think, but that we should look to God’s Word for our answers.)
Today’s lesson has to do with learning more about how we can know Jesus is the Son of God. Aren’t you thankful that we aren’t leaving this big question, “Who is Jesus?” up to chance! Let’s learn more about who Jesus is by looking at facts about Him and claims His Father made on His behalf.