Year 1, Winter: Lesson 2
What we learned today
Big Idea: Jesus is Immanuel.
Mary. Isaiah 7v14; 9v1–7; Luke 1v1–4, 26–56. An angel visits Mary to tell her she will give birth to the Son of God.
Where we're headed next time
Big Idea: God is hope
Joseph. 2 Samuel 7; Isaiah 7v1–14; Matthew 1. The angel visits Joseph.
Did you know?
Share these facts to get the conversation started:
A prophet is someone who shares God’s message with His people.
A priest is someone called by God
to intercede between God and man, overseeing offerings and sacrifices for sin.
A king is someone appointed by God to rule over and protect His chosen people.
Jesus, who is fully God and fully man, was a prophet who shared God’s message with the world, a priest because He sacrificed Himself for our sin, and a king who reigns in the hearts of all who believe.
Connect as a family
Make a family tree with your children. This can be a simple illustration on a piece of paper that shows some of the generations that have gone before you in your family. If you have pictures, pull these out and let your children look through them as you explain your family tree. Tell them that the Old Testament promised Jesus would come from a very special family line. Read Matthew 1v17–24. Pray together as a family, thanking God for fulfilling His promise to send Jesus.
After reading the Scripture passage, discuss these questions together:
Who were some of Jesus’ ancestors?
What did the angel say to Joseph?
How did Jesus’ birth bring hope into the world?
These questions can easily extend into the rest of the week. Look for opportunities to bring conversations about how God Is Hope into your everyday life as a family.
Blessings are often used in the Bible. A blessing can be a prayer of commission, a portion of Scripture, or words to encourage and guide.
A blessing to pray over your child: (Child’s name), may you be filled with the everlasting hope that only comes from God. May you trust that He will be with you all the days of your life.