Yak Pak Week of December 13th – 19th

Posted: December 11, 2014 in Uncategorized
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The Birth of Jesus Foretold

Our hope is for our kids to know that: The Baby to Be Born to Mary Would Be the Savior of the World

Key Verse:
“This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins”
1 John 4:10

Read:
(Open the bible and read to your child Luke 1) The angel Gabriel visited two people with a special message. He told Mary that she was going to give birth to the Savior, and she was to call him Jesus. When visiting Zacharias, he told him that he along with his wife Elizabeth was to have a son, and to name him John. John the Baptist would be the forerunner, the one preparing the way for the coming of the messiah. After the angel told Mary about God’s plan, she hurried to see Elizabeth. When Mary arrived, Elizabeth’s unborn baby jumped inside her. Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit and said some amazing things. She said that Mary’s baby would be her Lord. She knew that Mary had believed Gabriel’s words and had faith that what he said would come to pass.

The Jesus Connection:
How does today’s Bible story fit into God’s greater plan of redemption?
When Mary saw Elizabeth with child, she realized that what the angel Gabriel had told her was true. Then she heard Elizabeth’s prophetic blessing. Filled with wonder and joy, she worshiped God with a song. Mary was a sinner just like us. She needed a Savior (Luke 1:47), and she knew that God’s promise was going to be fulfilled with the birth of the baby inside her. She knew that God’s plan of salvation would somehow be about her son. Her words are a song of praise to God for his incredible promise to Abraham and his descendants. The fulfillment of God’s promise to Abraham was going to come through Jesus. But Mary could not have understood that her son would be sacrificed on the cross in order to fulfill that promise. It is through Jesus that people from every nation are blessed.

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