Monthly Focus: How do we know God loves us? (God gave us Jesus.)
Bible Story: The Shepherds ● Luke 2:8-20
Main Point: The angels tell about Jesus.
Memory Verse: “God has given a son to us.” Isaiah 9:6, NCV
Can you believe it’s that time of year again? Time to decorate, bake cookies, buy gifts, sing carols, and it’s time to teach preschoolers the true story of Christmas—the story of when God gave us Jesus—the best gift ever!
The story we get to share this time of year is so special, we need tell it with excitement and wonder so that our children are excited about it, too! We want the way we tell the true story of Christmas to communicate to children that Jesus really is the best gift ever. He’s a very special delivery!
In this week’s lesson, the angels told the shepherds about Jesus.
God sent the angel to Mary with BIG news! Mary would have a baby and his name would be Jesus! God told us He would give us Jesus. What a special gift. How do we know God loves us? (God gave us Jesus.)
December Memory Verse
This month our Bible verse tells us God gave us the greatest gift ever — Jesus!
Children can recite the verse every week in December to earn a special memory verse card. When your child receives a memory verse card celebrate with them on learning their verse and put the card on their Quest poster.
“God (point arms straight up)
has given (extend hands forward)
a son (pretend to rock a baby)
to us.” (point thumbs to chest)
Isaiah 9:6, NCV (open hands like a book)
Practice this verse together and encourage your child to recite it to their eGroup Leader this week in Quest.