Grove Kids - December 12, 2021
Christmas—Celebrating Jesus, God’s greatest gift
This Month’s Memory Verse:
Then he said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against wanting to have more and more things. Life is not made up of how much a person has.”
Luke 12:15, NIrV
Tidings of Comfort and Joy
Gabriel Appears to Mary | Luke 1:26-56
In week two, we turn to Luke 1:26-56. The Messiah had been promised for generations, but no one would have guessed that God would use a young woman to bring that promise to fulfilment—including that young woman herself. Mary was awestruck when the angel came to announce that she was about to have a child who would be the Savior of the world. She found joy, trusting that God was up to something bigger than she could have possibly imagined.
I can trust God no matter what.
Celebrate because God has a plan.
When God sent Jesus, it was the answer to years and years of a plan to rescue the world. The people must have wondered what God was doing, or if God was still working. We can feel the same way about our own circumstances. Yet, time and again, we realize that we can trust God no matter what. We might not understand God’s plan, but we can celebrate that God is working out a great plan for our lives.
Message to Parents
Looking for a good book that’s centered around Jesus at Christmas and has a great moral lesson to it? Look no further, we have the perfect book for you and your family!
Now for your Kids...
Grab your Bible, a pen/pencil or crayon, a piece of paper, some yarn or thread, and get ready to experience Jesus with your kids! Here’s your theme…Christmas is about celebrating Jesus, God’s greatest gift!
Read Isaiah 7:14 with your kids.
Share with them, “Did you know that Isaiah was a prophet, a person who spoke for God. He helped people know about God and how God wanted them to live. Isaiah spoke these words so that people would know that one day, God’s only Son would be born. God wanted His people to know that a Messiah, a Savior was coming!”
“God had a plan from the very beginning. It was a plan to rescue us. God is perfect and holy. Our sin, the wrong things we do, breaks our relationship with God. But because God loves us, he made a way to fix that broken relationship! When we trust in Jesus because of what He did for us on the cross, we can have a relationship with God forever. Isn’t that amazing? Let’s make something so we can remember that.”
God with Us Ornament
The name Immanuel means “God with us.”
1. Grab a piece of heavy paper and write the word, “Immanuel,” in a cool font. You can decorate it any way you choose.
2. Flip the paper over and write “God with us.”
3. Cut around the words to create a cool shape.
4. Punch a hole in the top and run some yarn through the hole to create
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