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Hypostatic Union / Incarnation

Life Night Outline

Goal of this Night

The goal of this Life Night is to help the teens understand that Jesus Christ is both fully God and fully human. The teens will also be able to recognize Jesus’ humanity in Scripture and relate those experiences to their own lives.

About this night

The hypostatic union is a doctrine that will most likely be hard for the teens and even some Core Members to understand. Before beginning to plan this night, take a week or two to dive into what the Church says about the person of Christ. It is important, especially on this topic, to understand the hypostatic union before presenting it to teens.

Parental Notice

This week we broke open the hypostatic union and incarnation of Jesus Christ. These two big doctrines were debated for years in the early Church. Simplified, the hypostatic union says that Jesus Christ is one person who has two fully united natures—divine and human. During the Life Night we looked at Jesus’ humanity as seen in Scripture. Take a few minutes to follow up with your teens this week. Here are a few discussion questions:

1. Have you ever really thought about Jesus as being fully human?

2. What are some Scripture stories that help you understand Jesus as a human being?

3. What can I do as your parent to bring you closer to Jesus?

Environment

This Life Night talks about the two natures of Christ, Human and Divine.  So to help illustrate this point, the environment for the night should be various things that go together.  For example, Peanut butter and jelly, Mickey and Minnie, Bonnie and Clyde, knife and spoon, bird and nest, etc.  these pairings can be represented through images, words, or actual items.  Have these pairs around the room.  In addition, have a screen at the front of the room scrolling through different well-known pairs.

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