Monday, September 22, 2014

"Jesus Is Born" Teaching Ideas

Theme Verse: “you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins."” Matthew 1:21 ESV  verse printable

Song: Away In A Manger
Away in a manger, no crib for a bed,
The little Lord Jesus laid down his sweet head. 

The stars in the sky looked down where he lay, 
The little Lord Jesus asleep on the hay.
 Video with motion ideas.

Parent Preparation: Luke 2:1-7, Matthew 1:18-25, Luke 1:26-5, for further preparation read Jesus Christ's Birth and Childhood Teaching Ideas Overview

Supplies: Bible, woman and man toy figurines, manger with baby in it from a nativity scene, Bible map, notes for the teaching

Day 1
  • (Show the Mary figurine.) Mary was going to have a baby, and it was going to be the son of God.
  • Mary was betrothed to a man named Joseph. (Have child say “Joseph”) (Read Matthew 1:18)
  • An angel is a messenger from God. The angel told Joseph to make Mary his wife. (read Matthew 1:20-21)
  • The name “Jesus” means the “LORD Jehovah saves”. The baby was going to grow up and save people from their sins! People had been looking for this since Adam and Eve sinned (show Adam and Eve at the beginning of the Bible and all the people in the Old Testament waiting for the Savior).
  • (Read record in a children's Bible or from Luke 2:4-7)

Day 2
  • (Read record in a children's Bible or from Luke 2:4-7)
  • Mary and Joseph went on a trip to a town called
    Bethlehem, the city of David (show on a Bible map).
  • Since they were away from home, they look for a hotel
    to sleep in. But the hotel was filled up with people in all
    of the beds. Where were they going to sleep?
  • They had to go sleep were the animals sleep and eat.
    This is when the baby was born!
  • Where was the baby going to sleep?
  • They used a manger, where the animals eat out of, for
    the baby to sleep. (show baby in manger figurine)
  • What did they name the baby? (Have your child repeat
    the theme verse)
Day 3
  • (Read record in a children's Bible or from Luke 2:4-7)
  • God had told Mary and Joseph to name the baby
    Jesus. They obeyed what God told them to do and
    named the baby Jesus.
  • God did what He said He would. He gave them a baby
    which was the Son of God. Jesus would group up and
    save people from their sins.
  • (Have your child repeat the theme verse.)
Additional Activities:

-Explain about Christmas: People celebrate Jesus
Christ’s birth at Christmas time. As we study God’s Word we learn that Jesus wasn’t born in December, when Christmas time is celebrated. He was born in the month of September. God was so excited about His Son’s birth that He even wrote about it in the stars.

-"He Gave His Son" Bible Verse Journal 
  • Find a picture of Mary and Joseph at the manger.  
  • Have your child color or paint the picture. (I used a picture from "The Really Big Book of Bible Story Coloring Pages" by Gospel Light.) 
  • Attach the Bible verse Matthew 1:21. You can write it at the top of the picture or print it out, Matthew 1:21, and stable it to the back.
©Brigette Hill 2014

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