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Saturday, December 09, 2006

Christmas Jeopardy

I created this Christmas Jeopardy game a few years ago when I had to teach Youth Sunday School in NYC on the Sunday before church. I knew they would be getting a more spiritual Christmas message in Sacrament meeting and in their Young Men and Young Women classes, so I decided to use my class to review the basics of the Christmas story (which most of them did not know in any sort of detail). And who doesn't like learning in game format with a candy prize?


Most of the "answers" and "questions" came from adaptations of lesson manual material. To expand the lesson from facts into some application, I added **BONUS questions on a few of the answers for double points which also came from a lesson manual somewhere.

Category: CHRISTMAS CHARACTERS

100 - I made no room for him. (Innkeeper; Luke 2:7.)

**In what ways do people today refuse to make room for the Savior in their lives? What can we do to make room for him in our lives?

200 - I traveled a great distance to find him, gave him gifts, and worshiped him. (A wise man from the east; Matthew 2:1-2, Matthew 2:9-11.)

300 - I said, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.” (An angel; Luke 2:13-14.)

**How has Jesus glorified the Father? How has he brought peace and goodwill to all people and to you personally? How can we show our gratitude to God for the gift of his Son?

400 - I was troubled and tried to kill him. (Herod; Matthew 2:3-4, Matthew 2:16).

**Why did Jesus Christ’s birth trouble the king? (See Matthew 2:2, Matthew 2:6. According to prophecy, Jesus would rule Israel.)

500 - Having received a witness from the Holy Ghost, I took the child up in my arms and knew that I could die in peace. (Simeon; Luke 2:25-32.)

600 - After seeing him in the temple, I expressed gratitude and spread the news of his birth. (Anna; Luke 2:36-38.)

**How had Simeon and Anna been prepared to see the child Jesus? (See Luke 2:25-26, Luke 2:37.) How did they respond when they saw him? (See Luke 2:27-35, Luke 2:38.) What can we learn about the Savior from their prophecies?

Category: CHRISTMAS SYMBOLS

100 - A heavenly sign of prophecy fulfilled long, long, ages ago. -- The shining hope of mankind. (star)

200 - The first color of Christmas symbolizing the Savior's sacrifice for all. (red)

300 - The second color of Christmas shows everlasting life. the needles point heavenward. (Fir Tree: Evergreen)

400 - Rings out to guide lost sheep back to the fold -- signifying that all are precious in the eyes of the Lord. (The Bell):

500 - The shepherd's crook used to bring lambs back into the fold. -- A reminder that we are all our brother's keeper. (CandyCane)

600 - A symbol of the never ending eternal nature of love- having no beginning and no end. (The Wreath)

Category: CHRISTMAS GRAB BAG

100 - These were the gifts that the wise men presented to Christ. (gold frankincense and Myrrh) Matt 2:11

**Why did the “wise men from the east” seek Jesus? (See Matthew 2:1-2.) What did they do when they found him? (See Matthew 2:11. Note that when they finally reached Jesus, he was a “young child,” not a newborn baby.) What gifts can we offer to the Lord?

200 - This angel told Mary of her upcoming birth (Gabriel: Noah) Luke 1: 26-27

300 - This is what the shepherds did after they saw the newborn child. (They told everyone what they had seen). Luke 2:17

**What can we do to follow their example? Invite class members to think of someone with whom they can share their testimony of the Savior.

400 - This is why the baby was named Jesus. (angel named Him before His birth). Luke 2:21

500 - This is how Mary and Joseph knew that they could return to Nazareth from Egypt.
(An angel told them)Matt 2:19-20

**Why do you think Joseph was able to receive this guidance from God? What can today’s fathers and mothers do to be able to receive revelation concerning their families? How has God helped you as you have sought his guidance for your family?

600 - This is what Joseph wanted to do when he found out that Mary was pregnant. ("put her away privily" – divorce) Matt 1:19

Category: CHRISTMAS PICTURES (each question also had an accompanying picture from the church library.)

100 - This was Joseph’s profession (carpenter) Matt 13:55

200 - This is the sign the angels told the shepherds about how they would know that they had found the Christ child. (wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in the manger). LUKE 2:12

300 - This is why the wisemen did not return to Herod. (An angel told them not to go back). Matt 2:12

400 - These joined the angels after they announced Christ’s birth to the shepherds
(multitude of heavenly hosts) Luke 2:13

500 - It was to this country that Joseph, Mary and Jesus fled shortly after His birth? (Egypt) Luke 2:13

600 - This great prophet of the Old Testament prophesied of Christ’s Birth. (Isaiah)


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