December 11, 2022
We are continuing our Christmas unit this week. The question for this unit is, “Why did Jesus come as a baby? Jesus came as a baby to live a perfect life so he could save us from our sins. (Preschool version).“ Our memory verse for this unit is John 3:16 (NIV), ”For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” Try memorizing the verse as a family.
This week, we are talking about a Star, Hope, and Promises Fulfilled as we look at the story or the Wise Man. We will see that the Wise Men had hope that God would fulfill his promise as they journeyed a long distance to worship a king. God kept His promise to send Jesus for us. We have true hope that Jesus is powerful and completely forgives us from our sin when we respond to Him in faith. One day, Jesus will come again to make all things new.
Read Matthew 2 (maybe only verses 1-12 for younger children) as a family. Here are a few questions to start conversation as a family:
- When is it hard to wait?
- What do you think the star looked like? How did the Wise Men know it was different?
- What is hope? (The belief that something good will happen.) What gives you hope?
- What is one of the promises that God gives in the Bible?
There is more information in the Advent Devotional and Newsletter linked below.
Join us for Christmas Eve! We will have services at 3 and 4:30 PM. (Online at 3, 4:30 and 11:00 PM). We will have childcare available for children birth to 5 years old for families who find this helpful. Children are more than welcome to attend the service with their families. We would love to see you there!