Lesson 1 (from Chapter 1, The Nature and Work of Christ)
In Chapter 1, The Nature and Work of Christ, Eusebius discloses his plan for his history of the church. This lesson will discuss this plan.
Class Discussion: What is Eusebius' plan?
Small Group Activity: Choose one aspect of his plan. Why might this be part of his plan? How might he go about doing this? How does this begin in the first chapter?
Class Discussion: Create a graphic organizer listing the students' responses from the small group activity. What is the connection between these parts of Eusebius' plan? Why does the author begin with Christ? Is this a relevant way to begin the book? Why or why not?
Individual Activity: Research Jesus Christ. Describe his life. What was his role in the Judeo-Christian church? How does he compare to other religious leaders? Is he unique? Why or why not?
Class Discussion: Have the students share their...
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