For you to discuss and engage in the spiritual life of your children here is what we looked at this week at Calvary Family Ministry.
The Christmas story: The shepherds visit Jesus (Luke 2)
After the appearance of the angels, the shepherds go to find Jesus in Bethlehem.
When the angels appeared to the shepherds to announce the good news of the gospel, it wasn’t just an announcement or a nice story. They included in their message the directions on how to find and know Jesus. The shepherds likewise did not just receive it as an interesting factoid, or something meant for other people, but took the opportunity to find and know their Saviour.
From the very beginning of Jesus’ mission on earth, He was available for people to know. The story of His birth isn’t just a cute story about a cute baby, but a revelation of God’s plan to save people from sin through an intimate relationship with His Son.
God’s message of salvation first came to the unwanted, and His plan of salvation began with sending people to find and know Jesus personally. God desires an intimate relationship with all of us. Not only do we need to know about Him, we should also know Him personally. God’s people and His word, the Bible, tell us how to find Him.
Questions to discuss with your child:
Q: Why did Jesus come?
A: Jesus came to save us from our sins.
Discuss: Jesus wants us to find and know Him.
Key Unit Passage:
The Christmas story: The wise men follow a star (Matthew 2)