December 13, 2020
Message to Parents
I would bet all of you pray for your kids. It seems like my wife and I are constantly talking about our girls, their futures, current and past difficult situations in their lives, how truly blessed we are and how we can be praying for them. There is power in prayer! God hears each and every request and the desires of your heart when it comes to your kids. This article is designed to open your prayer life and look at the different ways to pray for them.
Now for your Kids...
Grab your Bible, a pen and paper and get ready to experience Jesus with your kids! Here’s your theme…Christmas: Celebrating Jesus, God’s greatest gift!
Ask them, “Do you remember who Mary is in the Bible?” She was Jesus’ Mom! Just like I’m your Mom/Dad, Mary was Jesus’ Mom…pretty cool huh?! Let’s read about it!”
Read Luke 1:26-38 together.
Tell them, “When the angel appeared to Mary, she probably had a lot of questions. Yet even with all her questions, she still said, ‘I serve the Lord. May it happen to me just as you said it would.”
“Mary trusted God. Why? Because God made Mary. God loved Mary. And God’s plan for her was awesome. Just like Mary, God has a plan for you. God made you. He loves you. And you can have joy because God has a plan you.”
Fill in the blanks with your kids and write down what they hope to be doing/or what they hope their lives will be like at that age. Then spend some time thanking God for His plans for all of you.
Five years from now, I will be ______ years old. I hope that ____________________________________
10 years from now, I will be ______ years old. I hope that ____________________________________
15 years from now, I will be ______ years old. I hope that ____________________________________
This is one of those keep sakes you’ll all cherish as they get older!
Grove Kids | Sunday Notes
Gabriel Appears to Mary
Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you. He is the Messiah, the Lord.
Luke 2:11, NIrV
You can have joy because God has a plan for you.
Christmas—Celebrating Jesus, God’s greatest gift
I can trust God no matter what.
In week two, we head to Luke 1:26-56 and discover more about when the angel Gabriel appeared to Mary to announce that she would be Jesus’ mother. This must have come as quite a surprise. After all, Mary wasn’t married yet, and she had a different plan for her life. Gabriel reminded her that nothing is impossible with God. She could have been overwhelmed by this startling news, but she chose to respond with a song of joy.
Bottom Line: You can have joy because God has a plan for you. As we look over the past year, most of us could say that our plans changed a bit. Maybe we missed a vacation. Maybe we had to work from home. Maybe we even got sick. When our plans are thrown up in the air, we can still find joy. Nothing takes God by surprise. We can trust that God has an ultimate plan for our lives. We pray that all kids would discover the joy that comes from believing in Jesus and God’s plan for us.
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