Main Point: The angels tell about Jesus.
Bible Story: The Shepherds ● Luke 2:8-20
As a family, watch this week’s video and then discuss a few questions together.
Question #1: Who was today’s Bible story about? (shepherds, angels)
Question #2: What happened in today’s Bible story? (When Jesus was born, there were shepherds watching their sheep in a field. An angel appeared and told them about Jesus’ birth. The shepherds went to see baby Jesus, and after they found Him, they left to spread the word that God’s Son was born!)
Question #3: The angels told the shepherds about Jesus’ birth. Can we tell others about Jesus, just like the angels did? (yes)
Family Activity: Pieces of Christmas
WHAT YOU NEED: Activity page, scissors, crayons or markers
WHAT YOU DO:
- Before the Activity: Print off the activity page at home and encourage your child to color the picture. Then cut out the puzzle pieces.
- During the Activity: Review the Bible story as you lead your child in completing their story puzzle.
WHAT YOU SAY:
- During the Activity: “There are four puzzle pieces. Can you put it together? When you’re done, let me know what you see!What picture do you see? (Pause.) Yes! The shepherds from the Bible story. What are the shepherds taking care of in the field? (Pause.) Yes, those are sheep.Who is talking to the shepherds? (Pause.) Right again! An angel. The angel came to tell the shepherds some very good news.Do you remember what the good news was? (Pause.) Yes, the angel told the shepherds that a very special baby had been born. What is the special baby’s name? (Pause.) JESUS!”
- After the Activity: “And why is Jesus special?” (Jesus is God’s Son.) He sure is! The angel told the shepherds to go see the special baby, so they did! They were so excited about seeing Jesus, God’s Son, that they told everyone the good news that He was born. Great job putting your puzzle together! Let’s put it somewhere special to remind us that Jesus is special.”