December 7
{18 Days Until Christmas}

Read Together

Read Luke 2: 8-9. Open your Bible together or use the scripture below.

Discuss Together

What were the shepherd’s doing? What did the shepherd’s see?  

The sheep are resting quietly on the hillside outside of Bethlehem. It was a normal day, a normal night. The flock of woolly sheep huddled together, sleeping. The sky was dark. Stars twinkled overhead. Tending sheep was both a responsible and dangerous job in Palestine – it involved living outside with the flock, protecting them at night from thieves and wild animals, and keeping them safe from wandering off and injuring themselves. The shepherds were going about their everyday life, working, minding their own business, doing what they did every single day, totally unaware that the most amazing event had just occurred and that God wanted them to be a part of it. Until….

Do Together

  • Make a shepherd’s staff from a piece of paper or paper towel tube.  Decorate it. Think of people you can tell the Good News.  Write their names on the staff.  Think of a way that you can share God’s love with them.  Hang the staff someplace that you can be reminded to share the Good News with them. 
  • Register for Christmas Adventure, December 20, at Champions, North Klein and Jersey Village!

Luke 2: 8-9

The Shepherds and the Angels

And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with great fear.

The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® (ESV®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.