Session 7: Our Life in Christ: From Conception, through Crucifixion, to Resurrection
Aim: This session seeks to wrap up the entire unit by turning once again from the specific issues to the big picture of our life in Christ. Hopefully, having looked at some serious issues and what a Christian response to them really means, teens will have enriched and deepened their own understanding of living life as a Christian. This session can be used as an opportunity to "debrief," to discuss their experience and help them discover how much they have learned (and you). This session should also propel them towards action and ministry as youth leaders themselves. Remembering the Cross, they now can help others in these difficult situations. It is important for youth to be able to take the Gospel message and its transfiguring power into their own lives at home, at school, and anywhere that they may be.
Realizing the value of our own lives and potential can inspire us to start choosing the right way now. One way of inspiring teens to the life in Christ is by connecting their life to the cycle of life that the Church lives each week, each year, each life, and in each of us personally. From conception to the crucifixion of mortal death, to our resurrection on the last day, we become part of the story of Christ and His Church, not just observers. This session seeks to create in them a lasting sense of their own place in God’s creation.
1. To affirm each other as unique and gifted human beings.
2. To affirm the value of human life as a precious gift.
3. To bring closure to the study unit.
Icon of the Last Judgement,
Icon of the Crucifixion
Icon of the Resurrection
I. Opening Prayer
II. Check-In and Review
III. Activity #1: The Seven Seals
IV. Activity #2: Falling into Faith
V. Activity #3: Group Gift-Giving
VII. Closing Prayer
I. Opening Prayer