Yak Pak Weekend of December 19th/20th

Posted: December 17, 2015 in Uncategorized

The Shepherds   

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

15 “the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.”
Luke 2:15 

(Open the bible and read to your child Luke 2:8-20) Shepherds look after their sheep. They are there to guide them in which direction to go, protect them, and watch after them. It is interesting to note that the angels decided to tell shepherds first about the birth of Christ in Bethlehem. We are often referred to as sheep, with Jesus being our shepherd. Jesus, the newborn king brought hope to all of us, as he is our guide and our protector. It is no wonder that upon hearing the good news the shepherds left at once to travel to Bethlehem, to see Christ, our Lord. This holiday season let’s remember the reason for the season, Christ our Lord, the one that saves us.

The Jesus Connection:
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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