The focus of this family time is to use five easy steps to teach our children that Jesus, the King, God’s Son, was born in a stable in Bethlehem.
Learn the Memory Verse together and say it throughout the week to help your family remember and apply what they have learned.
Have each person "act out" a word below without speaking, while your family members try to guess what the phrase is
STEP 2. WORSHIP!
- Sing and have fun while worshiping then pray. Take a moment here to thank God for your family and your time together!!
Read Page 176-183 in the Jesus Storybook Bible
STEP 4. DISCUSSION!
Use these questions and points to have a conversation with your children about the Bible story.
- Do you know some of the names of Jesus in the Bible? Rescuer, Prince of Peace, King, etc.
- If Jesus is a king, where would a king be born? A palace and castle
- What does the bed of a king look like? Big, comfortable, covered in jewels?
- Instead of being born in a palace or a castle, where was King Jesus born? In a stable; surrounded by animals.
- What did Jesus’ bed look like? Small, an animal’s feeding trough, lots of straw
SAY: “What is the difference between where Jesus could have been born and where Jesus actually was born. It is surprising. Even though Jesus is King, he wasn’t born like other kings. He wasn’t born in a palace or a castle; he was born in a stable. He didn’t have a nice bed; he had an animal’s feeding trough. It is also surprising that God would come as a baby. God, who made the universe with just a word, came to earth as a little baby. He’s here! In a stable, in Bethlehem, Jesus, the Rescuer, the King, was born.”
STEP 5. Pray!
- Pray aloud, thanking God for the birth of Jesus and that he came to live with us. Ask the children to pray, thanking God for Jesus’ birth.