Year 2, Winter: Lesson 3
This week's memory verse
What we learned today
Big Idea: Jesus is Savior
The Savior is born: Luke 2v8–20, Jesus, our Savior and God’s Son, is born in Bethlehem.
Where we're headed next time
Big Idea: God points us to Jesus
Magi: Matthew 2v1–12, God sets a new star in the heavens to guide magi from the East to His Son, Jesus.
Did you know?
Share these facts to get the conversation started:
- God went to great and extraordinary lengths to point the magi to Jesus.
- The Creator of the universe has always used the heavens to point man to Himself (Isaiah 40v26). He knew where in the sky these men were looking for truth, so He placed a star to direct them to His Good News.
- The magi left the comfort of their homes to cross the desert and present Jesus with extravagant gifts worthy of the King—gold, frankincense, and myrrh. Though this great King presented as a helpless baby, these wise men recognized and responded to Him in worship.
Connect as a family
This week, try praising through the alphabet with your family. Start with A and go all the way through to the letter Z, giving each family member an opportunity to share an attribute of God. Then read Matthew 2v1–12. Talk about what the magi did when they finally arrived and saw Jesus. Ask your children what they would do or say if they saw Jesus. Remind them of all the qualities of God they listed earlier in their praising. Their praise is a great way to worship Jesus too.
After reading the Scripture passage, discuss these questions together:
What do you think it was like to follow the star?
How do you think the magi felt when they finally met Jesus?
How does God point us to Jesus?
These questions can easily extend into the rest of the week. Look for opportunities to bring conversations about how God Points Us to Jesus into your everyday life as a family.
A blessing can be a spoken prayer of commission, a portion of Scripture, or words of encouragement and guidance over your child.
A blessing to pray over your child: (Child’s name), may your hearts always point to Jesus. May you feel His strong love for you every day.