At Christmas, there is often the temptation to partake in the excess consumerism that surrounds us. This Christmas, we want to encourage parents to intentionally set aside time each day to teach their children about the hope behind the holiday.
My mom always wore these little pins on her sweaters during the holidays that said “Jesus is the Reason for the Season”. That saying rings true just as much today as it did thirty years ago. In the same way that my mom impressed upon my heart that Christ is central to Christmas, I want my children to understand exactly why we celebrate this holiday. If we get gifts, it is meant to point us to the gift of salvation that only Christ offers. When we see Christmas lights, we should think about Jesus as the Light of the World. There are so many ways to share the Gospel with your children this Christmas as you enjoy the festivities simultaneously. Can you think of more? Let us know in the comments!
I am teaming up with my friend Danika over at ThinkingKidsBlog.org to bring you a FREE Bible Lesson on Isaiah 9 and the four names given to Christ in his coming:
- Wonderful Counselor
- Mighty God
- Everlasting Father
- Prince of Peace
In these Scriptures, the prophet Isaiah is sharing the hope of the future Messiah with a fearful Israel who is bracing for its impending slavery by the the nation of Assyria. God, through Isaiah, promises his people that a King will come who is extraordinarily wise, divinely powerful, a loving Father, and a bringer of everlasting peace. This royal birth announcement came 700 years before the birth of Christ. Jesus is the Hope that Israel then was in need of, and now for which we are looking.
This FREE BIBLE LESSON and corresponding craft is great for any homeschool room or Sunday School class to use this Christmas season to share the hope of Christ and his salvation with children ages 3-9 years. By clicking the link below you will be transferred over to Thinking Kids Blog to download your FREE copy through Christmas.
Share the Hope behind the Holiday season with these two 5 day unit studies that TEACH THE GOSPEL and affirm the meaning of Christmas. LEARN MORE HERE.