December 23, 2018

Bible Point: Celebrate Jesus’ birth.

Key Verse: “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace” (Isaiah 9:6).

We celebrate Christmas because Jesus is the greatest gift of all (Luke 1:26-45; 2:1-20). Strengthen your family’s faith learning and growth at home with this easy idea:

1. Talk about a time you were looking forward to a baby being born. What was most exciting about that time?
2. Then discuss ways your family can focus on Jesus’ birth at Christmastime. Find a way to celebrate Jesus this week that’s new to you and will bring deeper meaning to the holiday, such as doing a kindness for another person, attending a special service, or spending time with someone who can celebrate with you.
3. Or start a new Christ-centered tradition at your house. For example, after you open your presents, you might have everyone take a moment to tell why the gift of Jesus’ birth is so special.

God, thank You for the amazing gift of Jesus. Help us spend time thinking about what’s truly important during this Christmas season. In Jesus’ name, amen.

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