Lesson Learned: Jesus is God’s Son.
Materials Needed: blanket, babydoll or stuffed animal
26 In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, 27 to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. 28 The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.”
29 Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. 30 But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God. 31 You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. 32 He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, 33 and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.”
34 “How will this be,” Mary asked the angel, “since I am a virgin?”
35 The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God. 36 Even Elizabeth your relative is going to have a child in her old age, and she who was said to be unable to conceive is in her sixth month. 37 For no word from God will ever fail.”
38 “I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May your word to me be fulfilled.” Then the angel left her.
18 This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit.
Talking Points: Jesus is God’s Son. About 2,000 years ago, Jesus was born to a woman named Mary. Mary was told by an angel that she would give birth to Jesus. It was hard for her to believe because she probably didn’t think she could have God’s Son, but she did and Jesus was born and raised by Mary and her husband, Joseph.
Questions: Who’s Son is Jesus? Who is Jesus’ mother? Who told Mary she would have a baby?
Activity: Explain to the child what kinds of things baby’s need to be taken care of: food, clothing, hugs, kisses, etc. Then, have the child wrap their baby up in the blanket and let them take care of it. Let them choose a name for their baby.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank You for sending Your Son, Jesus, to earth. We are so glad You are a kind and loving God. Amen!