To begin the session:
Place on chairs (and/or distribute electronically) copies of the “Favorite Brands” exercise from the activity page, which you can download here. After students complete this individually, there is no need to discuss results.
After the activity, lead into the Bible study saying, “The depth of our devotion to certain stores or products can vary greatly. However, our devotion to God should be constant. Today we have something to learn from a person whose devotion was just that.”
To engage the learners in a study of the Scripture text:
Distribute copies of the “Mary Magdalene’s Loyalty” exercise from the activity page for students to complete the middle column in study pairs or triads. Save the final column for the Into Life section.
- If all your learners are online, consider using Zoom Breakouts (which you can learn about here).
- If some of your learners are online and others are in the classroom with you, consider breaking the in-person learners into groups together and using Zoom Breakouts for the online learners.
Note: Whenever you distribute copies of anything, use hard-copy (paper) handouts for those physically present and e-copies for those joining online via Zoom, etc.