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2018-12-09 Message For Kids- Elf, Oxen, And Us, Oh My

By December 9, 2018December 10th, 2018Sermons

Sharing the Message and Gift of Christmas. Everyone is invited into the Christmas Story. We don’t just want to hear the story of Jesus birth, we want to become a part of it! The wonderful git of Christmas is that God gave his son Jesus to us to empower our lives, to set us free from all those things that hold us back and help us to live our very best selves. Here’s what the Bible says about God’s gifts to us:

She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins. (Matthew 1:21)

Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift! (1 Corinthians  9:15)

This is how much God loved the world: He gave his Son, his one and only Son… by believing in him, anyone can have a whole and lasting life (John 3:16-18).

We love because he first loved us (1John 4:19).

That gift is ours to open, but there’s more to it. God want us to be in the Christmas Story and we can do that when we also give gifts. What kid of gifts can you give? Here are some ideas adapted from Elf On the Shelf:

Hold the door for someone

Make a card for someone you love

Compliment a friend

Help a friend at school today

Write a thank you note

Give away some clothes that don’t fit anymore

Give books to the library

Give a kid a toy

Write a thank you note for your teacher

Give 5 people a high five

Bake cookies and deliver them to the firemen

Tell a friend what Jesus means to you

Smile at everyone you see today

Deliver cookies to your neighbors

Call your grandparents and tell them you love them

Make cards for kids at the Children’s Hospital

God wants us to become a part of the Christmas Story by sharing God’ s love this week. Will you do that? Thank you!

Some of our kids enjoy choosing how they will share the Christmas Story this week!
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