December 25
{ Christmas Day }

Read Together

Thanks be to God for His unspeakable gift! 2 Corinthians 9:15
I have always loved you. Jeremiah 31:3

Discuss Together

Today is Christmas! Twenty-five days have passed since we began Countdown to Christmas. We have seen how God kept his promise to send his Son to earth. We will learn that Baby Jesus grew, and He became great. He showed God’s love to all people. When people ask you what gifts you got at Christmas, you may think of many things. But toys and clothes are not the most important gifts. The best gift at Christmas is Jesus! God sent Jesus for YOU!

When Mary held Jesus in her arms, she knew he was wonderful. When we read about Jesus in the Bible, we know that he is wonderful. When we hear about Jesus at church, we know that he is wonderful. We know that Jesus loves us. And that is wonderful!

Do Together

  • Celebrate Jesus’ birthday with a special breakfast or a birthday cake.
  • Before you open Christmas presents, read Luke 2:1-20 with your family.
  • Mary held Jesus in her arms. For a child to flourish, he needs 12 loving touches per day. Spend some time today just holding your kids and thanking God for having them to celebrate Christmas with!

This Christmas, you have started a new spiritual discipline with your family.  You’re putting Deuteronomy 6:5-9 into action.  As you move into the New Year, commit to leading your family in devotion time.  The following resources are great tools to get started:

  • Daily Bible Reading Daily Bible Reading Plans are for your family to do together and prepare children for what they will learn in Life Groups on Sunday.  Set a goal to spend time daily reading the Bible and praying with your child. Sheets are emailed weekly, sent home after church, and posted online at champioforest.org/dailybiblereading.
  • Purchase a family devotional for Christmas.

Pray Together

Thank you God for sending your only son. I pray that ______________ will believe in you and have eternal life. John 3:16