Three Wise Men and a Star (Matthew 2:1-15)
Yesterday morning our kids heard the story of the star and the three wise men. There was no doubt in the minds of the wise men that they were traveling to see a king far greater than them. Bearing precious gifts, they came to worship the baby. Jesus is worthy of worship because He is God. Because the Son of God gave up His glory to be born as a man, he was no a helpless baby and wicked King Herod intended to destroy Him. But God the Father would not allow it. Centuries earlier, the prophet Isaiah foretold that God the Father would protect His son. He wrote, "The says God... 'I will take you by the hand and keep you'" (Isaiah 42:5a, 6b). Though Herod wanted to take Christ out of Christmas, God's planned prevailed despite his opposition. Nothing was going to stop God from his plan to save us.
In the Home
Below you'll find an outline of this week's Prepare Him Room family devotional in order to give you a heads up as to where you'll be leading your family. Here is where we pass the baton to you as parents to disciple your kids in the truth. Finish strong, this is the last week of Advent!
Part 1 - God's Promise: Salvation will come through my servant
Light all the Advent candles except for the one in the middle then read Isaiah 42:1-7
Sing together! You can find the songs The Unbelievable by Sovereign Grace and The First Noel by Chris Tomlin below.
Part 2 - Simeon's Announcement: Welcomed at the Temple
- String of Christmas lights
- Drawing Paper
- Pencils, crayons, or colored pencils
Light all the Advent candles again except for the one in the middle and the read Luke 2:25-35.
Sing together! Below you can find the theme song from Sovereign Grace, Prepare Him Room.
Part 3 - The Fulfillment of God's Plan: People from Every Nation around the Throne
- One sheet 8 1/2 X 11 [a[er
- Pinch sand (or salt)
- Ingredients for cookies (see activity on page 69)
Light all the Advent candles again except for the one in the middle and then read Revelation 7:9-12.
Sing together! Below is Chris Tomlin's Hark! The Herald Angels Sing.
Bartimaeus: A Christmas Story - Chapter 4
Be sure to check out the ending of the story at the Bartimaeus House. Once there was despair then turned into joy only found in Christ's coming. Even with so much darkness, Christ comes and breathes life where none can be found.
Praying you finish strong this week as we prepare Christ room and celebrate His coming not only as a church but also with your family. He's almost here!