The child will be able to describe how Jesus’ birth is a fulfillment of God’s promises to people in the Old Testament.
Bible Story Reference: Luke 2:1-20
Luke 2:10 & 11 (NIV)
But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.
In the last lesson, we learned about how angel Gabriel appeared to Mary and told her she would be used by God.
When Jesus was born in the little town of Bethlehem, there was a celebration that topped all celebrations. God had been planning it for all eternity.
Imagine that you’re part of the planning committee for the Very First Christmas Celebration. Everything you need to know about this special event is in Luke 2:1-20.
Jesus’ birth itself wasn’t all that fancy. He was born in a barn. But the angels and shepherds made a big show of it! Like them, we celebrate Jesus’ birth.
Nobody wants to miss a great party, right? If you’re invited to your best friend’s birthday party or a fun holiday celebration, you really look forward to it.(Invite the child to share their favorite parties or family gatherings that they’ve attended)
When we go to a friend’s party, we’re ready to have fun and celebrate. But at Christmas, we celebrate the most exciting birthday of all. We celebrate Jesus’ birth.
When the angels announced Jesus’ birth, they shared the message we just sang. They wanted everyone to know that Christmas is about bringing glory to God. That’s why we celebrate Jesus’ birth.
Today we celebrate Jesus’ birth by remembering that first Christmas. Believing in Jesus gives us the gift of eternal life in heaven. I can’t think of a better Christmas present than that!
Jesus’ birth brought joy to the world! That’s why we celebrate Jesus’ birth.
Lord, thank you for keeping your promise. Amen
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