THE STORY OF CHRISTMAS
MEMORY VERSE OF THE DAY:
“Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you. He is Christ the Lord.”
Christmas is the celebration of Jesus’ birth.
Jesus is the best gift we could ever receive.
Open your bibles to today’s passage. Read it together as a family.
What comes to mind when you think about Christmas?
How is Jesus like a gift?
How can we celebrate Jesus this Christmas? How can we tell other people about Jesus this Christmas?
To affirm someone is to tell them what you know to be true about them. We can see affirmation used to uplift people in Scripture. (ex: Paul’s letters to the churches; see Philemon 1:4-7).
Take this time to encourage each member of your family through affirmation.
How do you see them becoming more like Jesus? What makes you thankful for them? Share these things with one another now as a family.
Read the following prayer out loud. Have your kids repeat after you:
Dear God, thank you for this time to celebrate Jesus
You are a great God who deserves to be worshipped and celebrated
Please help me to put you first in my life
In Jesus’ name, amen
THIS MONTH’S FOCUS: JESUS’ BIRTH
Why do we give people gifts?
Why did God give us the gift of Jesus? (See John 3:16)