Date

August 23 - 29, 2020

Location

West Franklin
700 New Highway 96 W
Franklin, TN 37064 United States

Sunday, August 23, 2020 | Jesus was Born

The birth of Jesus was good news! Jesus was not an ordinary baby. He is God’s Son, sent to earth from heaven. Jesus, the promised Savior, came into the world to deliver us from sin and death.


Jesus Was Born | Luke 2

  • Bible Passage: Luke 2
  • Story Point: Jesus was born to be God’s promised Savior.
  • Key Passage: John 1:1-2
  • Big Picture Question: Is Jesus God or a human? As the Son of God, Jesus is both fully God and fully human.

Mary and Joseph lived in the town of Nazareth. During the time Mary was pregnant, the Roman emperor, Caesar Augustus, announced that everyone needed to be registered for a census. Since Joseph was a descendant of King David, he and Mary traveled to Bethlehem, the city of David.

While they were there, the time came for Mary to have her baby. Mary and Joseph looked for a safe place to stay, but every place was full. So Mary and Joseph found a place where animals were kept, and that is where Mary had her baby. Joseph named Him Jesus. Mary wrapped the baby tightly in cloth and laid Him in a feeding trough.

That night, some shepherds were watching over their sheep in the fields near Bethlehem. Suddenly, an angel stood before them and the glory of the Lord shone around them. They were terrified! The angel said, “Don’t be afraid! I have very good news for you and for all the people: Today a Savior, who is the Messiah and the Lord, was born for you in the city of David.” Then the angel said, “You will find a baby wrapped tightly in cloth and lying in a manger.”

Suddenly, a whole army of angels appeared, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and peace on earth to people He favors!”

When the angels left and returned to heaven, the shepherds decided to go see if the angel’s words were true. They hurried to Bethlehem and found Mary and Joseph and the baby, who was lying in the feeding trough. Then the shepherds went and told others about the baby Jesus. Everyone who heard about Jesus was surprised and amazed. Mary thought about everything that was happening and tried to understand it. The shepherds returned to their fields, praising God because everything had happened just as the angel said.

Christ Connection

The birth of Jesus was good news! Jesus was not an ordinary baby. He is God’s Son, sent to earth from heaven. Jesus, the promised Savior, came into the world to deliver us from sin and death.

Family Starting Points

  • Jesus was born to be God’s promised Savior.
  • Is Jesus God or a human? As the Son of God, Jesus is both fully God and fully human.

Activity Pages


Family Activity – Apply the Story

This week we are talking about Jesus being Born so why not celebrate Christmas in August. Talk to your kids about how we don’t have to only celebrate Jesus being born on December 25th but we should celebrate every day. You can read the Christmas story and maybe do one of your favorite traditions sometime this week. Here are some other ideas to celebrate.

  • Game: Put the Baby in the Manger
    A lot like pin the tail on the donkey. The website has all the printouts you need for this fun game that your kids will love to play. Resource
  • Craft: A present for Jesus
    Instructions for a cute craft on what you would give baby Jesus on his birthday. This would be great for younger kids. Resource

Contact

West Franklin
info@westfranklinchurch.com
615-850-3170