The Promise of Christmas | Isaiah 9:6-7
To teach children that God had planned and promised to send Jesus to save us from our sins. The prophets foretold Jesus’ coming long before His birth.
Read Genesis 12:3; Isaiah 7:14 9:7 Isaiah 9:6-7, 53; Jeremiah 31:15; Hosea 11:1; Micah 5:2; Matthew 1:1, 1:21-23, 2:6, 2:13-18; John 7:42; Colossians 1:17: Long before Jesus was born, prophets had been telling people about the greatness and salvation He would bring. God’s plan to save us from our sin stretches back all the way to the beginning. No matter how strange and seemingly impossible the prophecies may have seemed, Jesus’ fulfilled them all. At Christmas, we celebrate the birth of Jesus—the greatest gift we will ever receive.
Today's Bible Story
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Colossians 1:17 (ERV)
17 The Son was there before anything was made. And all things continue because of him.
Meaning: Jesus is God, meaning that He is our Creator. He was before all things, and He holds everything together.
I John 5:11 (ERV)
11 This is what God told us: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.
Meaning: God gave us His Son so that our sins would be forgiven, giving us eternal life in Heaven.
The Big Idea
God’s fulfilled promise of sending us a Savior is the greatest Christmas gift of all time!
• Jesus should be the center of our lives: The Bible is our instruction book for life. God made Jesus the center of His story, so Jesus should be the center of our lives.
• God fulfills every promise He makes: God is faithful. If He has made a promise, He will keep it. People had waited a very long time for the Savior to come, but when the time was right, God sent Him. The same is true of the promises He makes to us today; it may take longer to happen than we would like, but God will fulfill them.
• Jesus is the reason we celebrate Christmas: It is important at Christmas time to reflect on what we have been given. God gave us His Son, and through Him, we can receive
salvation. We will never receive a more precious gift than that.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for the gift of Your precious Son. Thank You for the gift of salvation we have received through Him. Please help us to make Him and the sacrifice He made for us the center of our lives. We ask these things in Jesus’ name, Amen.
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