Yak Pak Week of December 20th – 26th

Posted: December 18, 2014 in Uncategorized
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Jesus is Born

Our hope is for our kids to know that: In the fullness of time, God sent for His Son

Key Verse:
“For unto you is born this day in the city of David a savior, who is Christ the Lord”
Luke 2:11

Read:
(Open the bible and read to your child Luke 2:1-20) The birth of Jesus was part of God’s plan. The prophet Micah said these words, “And you, oh Bethlehem, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for from you shall come a ruler who will shepherd my people.” So when the census was ordered and Joseph had to go to Bethlehem, we can see the events working out the way God planned. Jesus was born in Bethlehem, and the angels announced the birth of Jesus to shepherds. After hearing the choir of angels the shepherds decided to visit baby Jesus. The savior was born, and through him we receive grace, for he died for our sins so that we can remain free from shame and guilt. Isn’t it amazing that God himself came as a baby!

The Jesus Connection:
How does today’s Bible story fit into God’s greater plan of redemption?
Though Jesus was King, he did not come in a full display of his glory, might, and power. Instead he came in humility that he might become a servant of all, dying on the cross for our sins. This humility was evident from his birth, where he was born in a stable and placed in a manger. Jesus gave up his glory to come to earth because he loved us. Later, he would die for our sins so we could be saved from the penalty of sin. Isn’t it amazing that God himself came as a baby?
It was this baby that the wise men announced as the answer to the Old Testament prophecies (Matthew 2:5–6). The shepherds heard directly from heaven through the angels that the baby “wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger,” was the Savior (Luke 2:12).

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