Countdown to Christmas – Day 2

December 2
{23 Days Until Christmas}

Read Together

For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son. John 3:16

Discuss Together

God had a wonderful plan for the world. Before we ever knew Him, before we ever heard of Him, even before we were born – He loved us and had a plan to show us His love and bring us into a relationship with Him. God planned for Jesus to come into the world to show us how much He loves us. That is what Christmas is all about.

Do Together

  • Display a kid-friendly, non-breakable nativity for the children to play with throughout the season as they think about God’s wonderful plan.
  • Make outdoor Christmas ornaments for the birds. Collect pinecones or tissue rolls, peanut butter, and birdseed. Spread the peanut butter (or soy butter for peanut allergies) on the pinecones or rolls. Roll in birdseed. Tie a string around the top. Hang on a tree.

Pray Together

Thank you, God for loving us. Thank you for making a plan for Jesus to come to show us how much he loves us.


Countdown to Christmas – Day 1

December 1
{24 Days Until Christmas}

Read Together

“For to us, a child is born. To us, a son is given.” Isaiah 9:6

Discuss Together

God sent this child, Jesus, to us! He is our Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, and Prince of Peace! Doesn’t that make you want to celebrate Him? In 24 days, that is exactly what we are doing! Let’s prepare our hearts and minds to celebrate Jesus!

Do Together

  • Make an Advent Prayer Jar. Kids decorate the jar with paint pens or stickers. Fill with 24 strips of paper. Print the name of a family member, teacher, friend, etc. on each paper strip. Draw out a name every day to pray for during this Christmas season!
  • Attend church together tomorrow. Make and take Christmas cookies to your child’s Life Group teacher.

Pray Together

Thank you, God for sending Jesus to us. We love you Jesus!


Countdown to Christmas

Parents,

Take your family on a wonderful journey from December 1 to Christmas Day with “Countdown to Christmas.” Every day read a Bible verse, talk about what you read, and choose a fun activity to do together.

The prayer of CFBC Kids Ministry is for you to redeem precious time with your family. Stay focused on the true story of Christmas. Adore the precious One in the manger and write His Name (Immanuel…God with us) on the hearts of your children.

During the Christmas season make church a priority! Every Sunday in KidLife Groups we will celebrate December to Remember where we will have a fun activity for kids to learn more about Jesus and point them to the true meaning of Christmas. You don’t want to miss one precious week!

Joyfully,
The CFBC Kids Ministry Team


DAILY ACTIVITIES

Countdown to Christmas

Countdown to Christmas (a family advent calendar) begins December 1 and follows along with the Daily Bible Reading calendar you are already familiar with.

Every day read a Bible verse, talk about what you read, and choose a fun activity to do together.

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November DBR

Daily Bible Reading (DBR) prepares children for what they will learn on Sunday. Your child will discover new and amazing things about God, Jesus and the Bible! Encourage your child to have a journal and write what they learn each day. Set a goal to spend time daily reading the Bible and praying with your child. Or encourage them to do so independently.

Showing God’s Love to Others

In this month’s Daily Bible Reading kids will explore how God works through people to accomplish His purpose for the world—that all people would know Him by trusting in His Son, Jesus, as Savior.

The Bible is filled with stories of how God uses people to fulfill His plans. These people were not perfect; they were sinners like all of us. Kids will hear how Samuel followed God’s plan in choosing a new king, how Jonathan helped David escape the wrath of Saul, how David later spared Saul, and how David showed kindness to Mephibosheth.

Through these rich Bible stories, kids can understand that God values people. Use the Unit Verse, Colossians 3:12, to reinforce this truth and encourage your child to show compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Remind them that the way we treat others reflects the love we have for God.

The Kids Ministry team prays that Daily Bible Reading will assist you as you help kids look beyond themselves to others around them.

Use the following link for previous Daily Bible Reading Plans and Posts.


October DBR

Daily Bible Reading (DBR) prepares children for what they will learn on Sunday. Your child will discover new and amazing things about God, Jesus and the Bible! Encourage your child to have a journal and write what they learn each day. Set a goal to spend time daily reading the Bible and praying with your child. Or encourage them to do so independently.

He is God

With this month’s Daily Bible Reading kids will go back to basic biblical truths by learning some of the first things God revealed
about Himself through His Word. We will take a close look at God and focus on the truths that God is all-knowing, all-powerful, and deserves our complete devotion.

As kids dive into passages from the Book of Genesis and the beginning of Exodus, they will learn how God made and kept promises over and over again to His people. Kids also will be reminded that His plans have been trustworthy since the
beginning of time.

This unit offers the opportunity to introduce kids to God—not a god of this world but the one true God. Share about who God is and then join the Kids Ministry team as we pray that He would draw all children to know Him!

Use the following link for previous Daily Bible Reading Plans and Posts.


September DBR

Daily Bible Reading (DBR) prepares 1st-5th Graders for what they will learn on Sunday. Your child will discover new and amazing things about God, Jesus and the Bible! Encourage your child to have a journal and write what they learn each day. Set a goal to spend time daily reading the Bible and praying with your child. Or encourage them to do so independently.

We Can Trust God

This month’s Daily Bible Reading focuses on the truth that God is perfect and can be trusted. Kids will hear how Barnabas encouraged other believers, how Paul and Silas praised God even during tough circumstances, how the Bereans searched the Scriptures for truth, and what Paul taught the Corinthians.

Kids also will hear that God gives believers abilities and unique gifts to serve Him. God wants Christians to serve Him with an attitude of love and thankfulness for the salvation He provides through Jesus Christ.

The Kids Ministry team hopes that your family will be encouraged as you learn these important truths about the
one and only God. May He strengthen your family as you study His Word together.

Use the following link for previous Daily Bible Reading Plans and Posts.


August DBR

Daily Bible Reading (DBR) prepares 1st-5th Graders for what they will learn on Sunday. Your child will discover new and amazing things about God, Jesus and the Bible! Encourage your child to have a journal and write what they learn each day. Set a goal to spend time daily reading the Bible and praying with your child. Or encourage them to do so independently.

God is in Control

In Isaiah 46:9 God reminds the people to remember what happened long ago. He is God, and there is no other. He is God, and there is no one like Him.

This month kids will hear that God is in control. The Old Testament stories of the ten plagues, David and Goliath, Elijah and the widow, and God’s judgment of Belshazzar will help kids better understand that although there is sin and hardship, God is steadfast and unchanging. Where God is, there is peace. This is an amazing part of God’s character.

As you learn more about the character of God with this month’s Daily Bible Reading, the Kids Ministry team prays that your children will develop a desire to respond to Him. God is worthy of worship. He deserves respect, obedience, and honor.

Use the following link for previous Daily Bible Reading Plans and Posts.


July DBR

Daily Bible Reading (DBR) prepares 1st-5th Graders for what they will learn on Sunday. Your child will discover new and amazing things about God, Jesus and the Bible! Encourage your child to have a journal and write what they learn each day. Set a goal to spend time daily reading the Bible and praying with your child. Or encourage them to do so independently.

God’s Plan for Creation

With so many different creation theories discussed in our society today, it is so important for kids to learn this truth: God created the world from nothing. He has had a plan for the world since before time began. This month’s Daily Bible Reading helps kids learn about that plan.

After kids hear how God created the world, they will hear how sin entered the world through Adam and Eve’s disobedience. In the time of Noah and his family, people also behaved in evil and sinful ways. Through this well-known Bible story, kids will see that God is in charge of and cares for His creation. The final session of this unit will show that all creation follows God’s plan. When the people attempted to promote their selfish interests, God confused their language and scattered them throughout the earth.

As you read with your child, remember to stress the role of Jesus in creation. The Bible says that Jesus is Lord over all creation. He was there at the beginning of creation, and everything was created by Him and for Him. The Son has always existed, and He holds everything together. (Colossians 1:16-17)

Use the following link for previous Daily Bible Reading Plans and Posts.


June DBR

Daily Bible Reading (DBR) prepares 1st-5th Graders for what they will learn on Sunday. Your child will discover new and amazing things about God, Jesus and the Bible! Encourage your child to have a journal and write what they learn each day. Set a goal to spend time daily reading the Bible and praying with your child. Or encourage them to do so independently.

Jesus is God’s Son

This month’s Daily Bible Reading focuses on Jesus and the Holy Spirit. Kids will hear first about Jesus. They will learn about His miracles of healing a paralyzed man and calming a storm. They will hear of His ultimate purpose to save those who believe and trust in Him, and then His promise to send the Holy Spirit to help all believers. For some kids, the Holy Spirit may be a challenging concept to grasp. That’s OK! Keep teaching, be patient, and trust God to help you.

The CFBC Kids Ministry team prays that each day will lead kids to understand these great biblical concepts and come to trust Jesus as Savior and Lord.

Use the following link for all Daily Bible Reading Plans and Posts.


May DBR

Daily Bible Reading (DBR) prepares 1st-5th Graders for what they will learn on Sunday. Your child will discover new and amazing things about God, Jesus and the Bible! Encourage your child to have a journal and write what they learn each day. Set a goal to spend time daily reading the Bible and praying with your child. Or encourage them to do so independently.

The Bible, God’s Word.

In this month’s Daily Bible Reading plan, kids will hear that the Bible is God’s message to the world. God’s Word is true. It shines light to guide our paths in righteous living that honors Him.

Kids will learn about the Ten Commandments God gave Moses on Mount Sinai. Through the lives of Old Testament prophets and kings, kids will learn about the importance of obeying God’s Word. While some people promised to follow God’s instructions completely, others ignored and disrespected them.

As God leads, share your love for His Word and how Its words guide you. Stress that the Bible is not just a set of rules to follow. It is God’s powerful message about Himself and His plan of salvation. Encourage your kids to develop the desire and habit of reading daily from their Bibles.

Use the following link for all Daily Bible Reading Plans and Posts.