Use this children’s message: Does God Give Us Christmas Presents? to help children understand the real reason we celebrate Christmas.
- a Bible;
- the baby Jesus from a nativity scene, wrapped in a box as a present;
- and self-sticking bows.
Children’s Message: Does God Give Us Christmas Presents?
Say: Christmas is such an exciting time of year because we get to spend extra time with our families and we might even get some gifts!
- 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?
Then say: 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 so all the other children can see.
Open your Bible to Luke 1:31 then say: The Bible says God sent Jesus as a gift to us. Luke tells us what God’s angel said to Mary when he first told her she was going to have a baby. Read Luke 1:31-32.
Say: 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, then say: And the Bible says that Jesus is a gift from God. Read Romans 6:23.
Say: 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!
Then 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 you that the very best gift we’ll ever get is God’s gift of Jesus.
Finally, conclude in prayer: Thank you, God, for sending Jesus as a gift to us. Sometimes gifts we give or get can take over the holiday so help us to remember that the reason for Christmas is Jesus. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
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