"Joseph son of David, don’t be afraid to take Mary as your wife, because the child she carries was conceived by the Holy Spirit."
Birth of Jesus
18 This is how the birth of Jesus Christ took place. When Mary his mother was engaged to Joseph, before they were married, she became pregnant by the Holy Spirit. 19 Joseph her husband was a righteous man. Because he didn’t want to humiliate her, he decided to call off their engagement quietly. 20 As he was thinking about this, an angel from the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “ Joseph son of David, don’t be afraid to take Mary as your wife, because the child she carries was conceived by the Holy Spirit. 21 She will give birth to a son, and you will call him Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins. ” 22 Now all of this took place so that what the Lord had spoken through the prophet would be fulfilled:
( Emmanuel means “ God with us. ” )
24 When Joseph woke up, he did just as an angel from God commanded and took Mary as his wife. 25 But he didn’t have sexual relations with her until she gave birth to a son. Joseph called him Jesus.
Each of the three volumes of the Attitude series offers 32 powerful sessions on real-life issues chosen by teens. Each scripture-based session contains a 2-page facilitator's guide that makes preparation time a breeze. A 2-page reproducible participant paper for each session features articles, commentary and activities that appeal to teens. A complete scripture and topic index in each volume makes finding specific sessions easy. The session format offers lots of flexibility and is perfect for weekly or bi-weekly meetings, day-long or weekend retreats or special youth group events.
In Volume 3: Changing the World, you'll find session topics that include violence, world religions, television, prejudice, and alcohol.