Read in 2 mins Family Ministry Resources » Family Ministry Ideas » At-home Activities Print / Download Article Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email Christmas Video: A Free Gift for Families at Your Church Published: December 5, 2022 Looking for a last-minute Christmas video to share with families at your church? We’ve got you covered! Families will love this unique, first-person take on the birth of Jesus, as told by the shepherds! This animated video comes from the Friends With God Story Bible, which is chock-full of amazing Bible stories all told in first-person. As kids explore these stories, the Bible comes to life in applicable, surprising ways! The video was used in Dig In Sunday School. Adults also have a fresh way to experience God’s Word. Check out Eyewitness! It has vivid illustrations created by more than a dozen artists from all over the world. Christmas Video: A Gift for You Here’s the full text from the video in case you or parents would like to read the story aloud. Shepherds Go to Bethlehem We’re poor. Dirty. Kinda smelly. We’re really not all that special. But one night—one spectacular night—we got to see the most amazing thing that ever happened. An angel appeared out of nowhere, right in front of us! We were terrified! “Don’t be afraid,” the angel said, “I have some good news for you, and it’s going to make a lot of people very happy.” The angel told us a very special baby had been born in Bethlehem, the town just down the hill. It was Jesus, the Messiah himself, the Lord! The angel even told us where to find him. We looked at each other with our mouths hanging wide open. “Let’s go to Bethlehem!” we all said at the same time. We raced down the hill as fast as we could. Thankfully, we found the tiny baby right away, just like the angel said we would. He was so cute, wrapped up tight in a blanket and lying in a feeding bin full of hay. Then we praised God, just as the angels had done. Jesus Is the Best Gift When we left, our hearts were bursting with joy! Jesus’ birth meant good news. No, GREAT news! We told everyone we met about this new gift God had given the world. God could have chosen anyone in the world to be the first to hear the good news of Jesus, but he chose us! Jesus came to earth for us! He came for you, and everybody! The best Christmas gift ever isn’t something you’ll find under the Christmas tree. It was Jesus! Jesus came to earth as a gift for us! The most precious gift God has ever given. Have you ever really, really wanted a certain Christmas gift? It’s so fun to open a new video game system, the toy you always wanted, or a Christmas card full of cash. But as you enjoy your awesome Christmas presents, don’t forget the best gift. Jesus came to earth for us! He came because he wants to be your friend! In fact, you can talk to him any time, because he’s always with you! Need more Christmas help? Check out these 20 fun activities! Or get some expert advice about family ministry at Christmastime. © Group Publishing, Inc. All rights reserved. No unauthorized use or duplication permitted. Get our FREE enewsletter! Join thousands of other children’s ministry leaders, getting fresh, helpful ideas delivered weekly to your inbox. Sign Up Please enter valid email address Sign Up Recieve offers and promos from Group? Got it! Would you also like offers and promos from Group? Yes! No Thanks, you're all set!