What if you had been there the night Jesus was born? Liz and friends find themselves in Bethlehem reliving the incredible Christmas story.Play Episode
Episode Theme: Don't miss Christmas.
1. In Luke 2:11, angels announce to the shepherds when the Messiah will come: “Today in the town of David…” What is happening in your town today? How often do you stop to see what is going on in other people’s lives? Could you be missing God at work?
2. In Luke 14:15-24, Jesus tells the story of a man who prepared a great party for his friends, but when the time came for the party to start, the guests all gave excuses about why they were too busy to come! So, the host decided to invite the poor and unwanted people of the city to his party. Because they were willing and available, they enjoyed the great feast! You can listen to the parable here. As you listen to today’s program, think about whom God invited to the first Christmas celebration in Bethlehem.
“Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord”Luke 2:11
Are you busy? You might have school, sports, music, technology, church, friends, homework, chores, family, etc....phew! The holidays can add even more activities to the mix: family and school celebrations, shopping, crafts, concerts, baking, wrapping, decorating and more! This time of the year can be exhausting!
All of these activities and things are good, but they can distract you from what is most important. In this episode, everyone warned Liz several times to not let his preparations for the play cause him to miss Christmas. Just like the man’s friends who were too busy to attend his great banquet (Luke 14:15-24), Liz almost missed the meaning of Christmas. Don’t make the same mistake—take time to surround yourself with the Christmas story and get caught up in the wonder of it all.
In the beginning of the story, what were Liz and his friends preparing for?
Their church Christmas play.
What happened when they walked through the underpass on their way to the church?
They found themselves on the road to Bethlehem.
Who did they meet on the road?
Sarah and Matthias.
Who chased them away from the innkeeper’s house?
What did they see in the sky that night?
How can you make sure you don’t miss the great banquet or pass by the stable this Christmas? Think about what you could take out of your busy schedule this season to make room for worship. Maybe you have traditions that seem important, but really keep you from celebrating the true meaning of Christmas.
Can you get by with less baking, fewer parties, less travel, fewer gifts, less decorating, or fewer Christmas special TV marathons? Maybe you can include more worship songs, more Bible reading, more time spent volunteering to help others, or more time at church.
Talk with your family about priorities this Christmas. Choose one change you can make to help your family celebrate more fully with the angels that “...a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord” (Luke 2:11).
Make the paper chain decoration and countdown to Christmas by reading each day's verse and using the daily clue to begin unlocking the season's big surprise.
Creation, the Fall, Cain and Abel, Tower of Babel
Moses, Joshua and the Battle of Jericho, Ruth, Elijah at Mount Carmel, Esther, Deborah, Jonah and the Whale
Mary and the Angel, Mary and Elizabeth, The Journey to Bethlehem, The Birth of Jesus, The Baptism of Jesus, Jesus in the Wilderness
The Paralyzed Man Healed, Blessing the Children, Jairus' Daughter, Feeding 5000, Man of Tombs.
The Unmerciful Servant, The Great Banquet, The Lost Son, The Good Samaritan
Jairus' Daughter, Palm Sunday, The Cross, Resurrection
Pentecost, Conversion of Saul, Dorcas, Philip, Paul and Silas, Lydia.
Cut out the Bible verse bookmarks and use them as daily reminders of the verses from these favourite episodes.
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Color and share the pictures and the verses that tell each story.
Make this mezuzah craft to remind you how God’s word needs to be on your heart.
God Will Never Stop Loving You. Put your worries aside.
This Bible bookmark can give you daily reminders of key passages to guide you and your family in prayer life.
Journey towards Easter using this new series of interactive Family Lent Devotions that encourages everyone to grow in faith at home.
¡Esta canción es acerca usar palabras de bondad, gracia y amor!
Here's a song about saying words of kindness, grace and love!
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What if you had been there the night Jesus was born? Liz and friends find themselves in Bethlehem reliving the incredible Christmas story.
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Grandpa wants the church school class to learn the connection between prayer and action, so he challenges them to go out and find prayer stories!
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Liz doesn't sleep for days because he is preparing for the big spelling bee.
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After Liz uses the expression, “Oh, geez,” Grandpa teaches the kids what it means to honor God’s name.
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