Does God Give Us Christmas Presents?

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Theme: God gave us his Son, Jesus. This is the reason
we celebrate Christmas.

Bible Reference: Luke 1:31-32a; Romans 6:23b

Simple Supplies: You’ll need a Bible; the baby Jesus
from a nativity scene, wrapped in a box as a present; and
self-sticking bows.

What have you been doing to get ready for Christmas? How have
you decorated for Christmas at your house? Have you put up your
tree yet? It’s an exciting time or year, isn’t it?

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What’s the best Christmas present you’ve ever given someone?
What’s the best Christmas present you’ve ever received? Do you know
about the Christmas present that God gave us?

I have a present here that will remind us about God’s wonderful
Christmas present to us. Have a child open the wrapped box and take
out the baby Jesus figure. Show the figure to all the children.
Then open your Bible to Luke 1:31.

The Bible says God sent Jesus as a gift to us. Luke 1:31-32 tells us what God’s angel said to
Mary when he first told her she was going to have a baby. Listen to
what the Bible says: “You will be with child and give birth to a
son, and you are to give him the name Jesus. He will be great and
will be called the Son of the Most High.”

Mary did have a baby named Jesus, and that’s the very reason we
celebrate Christmas every year. Open your Bible to Romans 6:23b. And the Bible says that Jesus is
a gift from God. Listen to what the Bible says in Romans 6:23: “But the gift of God is eternal
life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

Isn’t that wonderful? God has given us such a precious gift in
Jesus. Jesus is our way of living forever with God. That’s the best
gift of all! Did you ever notice that the first part of the word
Christmas is Christ? That’s because we’re celebrating the gift of
Christ!

Give each child a bow. You can put this bow on a gift you’re
giving to someone, or you can keep it for yourself. However you use
it, let it be a reminder to your that the very best gift we’ll ever
get is God’s gift of Jesus.

Let’s pray.  Thank you, God, for sending Jesus as a gift to
us. Thank you for letting us celebrate Jesus’ birth each year with
Christmas. Help us to remember that the reason for Christmas is
Jesus, not the gifts we give or get. In Jesus’ name, amen


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