Archive for November, 2013

Jesus is Born

Key Verse: “For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile – the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him, for, ‘Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved’”
(Romans 10:12-13)

Our hope is for our kids to know that: Jesus does great things

(Open the bible and read to your child Psalms 72:1-19) When reading Psalms 72 we see that it points directly to Jesus. Only Jesus’ kingdom will extend to the ends of the Earth, only to Jesus will all rulers eventually bow down. We see that Jesus does amazing things for us! He takes care of the needy and their children, and he defeats oppressors. He lives forever, despite the fact that he died on the cross for us. When he returns, Jesus will reign over the entire earth! Verses 18 and 19 describe the type of praise and honor He deserves!  

(This is an opportunity for you to ask some questions and to share your thoughts) Parents: Talk with your children about some of the great things you know Jesus did while he was here on earth. For example, you might talk about how Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead, or you might share examples of how Jesus healed the sick. Then ask your kids to think about the great things Jesus has done for them. Encourage your kids to talk about things such as Jesus protecting them from harm, Jesus forgiving their sins, or Jesus healing them from illnesses. Remind your kids that Jesus is just as active in doing great things today as he was when he physically walked the earth.

Activity/Challenge for Families:
As a family, take a tour of your home looking for ways that you know Jesus does great things. For example, you can walk up to a family photo and say, “Jesus did a great thing in making our family.” Go to every room of the house – including the garage and yard, if you have them – to look for how Jesus does great things. Then compare your observations with the great things Solomon predicted that Jesus would do in Psalm 72:1-19.