December 2022

The First Christmas Gift

John 3:16 “God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son. Anyone who believes in him will not die but will have eternal life.”

The Story

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The Story

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Review and Discussion

Challenge your child to retell the story. Help him or her remember key details by asking
the following questions:

• What did the angels tell Mary and Joseph? (Mary would have a baby who would be God’s Son.)

• What good news did the angel tell the shepherds? (“Your Savior has been born.”)

Read the following thought aloud to help increase your child’s understanding:

A savior is someone who rescues someone else. Sin creates a separation between us and God
that we cannot repair. Thankfully, God loved us enough to send Jesus, our Savior, to save us
from our sin and bring us back to Him.

Explore God’s Big Story

Together, discover how this specific lesson ties into God’s Big Story. Read the following
aloud to your child:

Sin separates us from God. But God loves us so much that He made a plan to bring us back to
Him. God sent His Son, Jesus, to be our Savior

Memory Verse

The Savior (reach both hands high in the air and look up)
—yes, the Messiah, the Lord (point both hands up)—
has been born (pretend to rock a baby in your arms)
today in Bethlehem, the city of David (point forward)!
Luke 2:11 (NLT)

Talk to God

Dear God,
Thank You for making a way for me to know and love You. Thank you for sending Jesus to be
my Savior.

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