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Use this devotional to explore with your family some important lessons from the Christmas story!

Key Points:

  • Lesson #1: Jesus wasn’t born in a palace but probably in a barn.
  • Lesson #2: Jesus came to bring good news and great joy (Luke 2:8-12).
  • Lesson #3: Everyone rejoiced when they met Jesus.

Memory Verse:

Luke 2:8-12 That night there were shepherds staying in the fields nearby, guarding their flocks of sheep. Suddenly, an angel of the Lord appeared among them, and the radiance of the Lord’s glory surrounded them. They were terrified, but the angel reassured them. “Don’t be afraid!” he said. “I bring you good news that will bring great joy to all people.  The Savior—yes, the Messiah, the Lord—has been born today in Bethlehem, the city of David! And you will recognize him by this sign: You will find a baby wrapped snugly in strips of cloth, lying in a manger.”

See Also: Christmas

Talk About It
  1. What’s your favorite part of the video? What’s one thing you learned from it?
  2. List the gross things you would find in a barn. Ask your parents to describe where you were born.
  3. Why did Jesus choose to be born in a barn instead of a palace? What was he communicating to us by doing that?
  4. What is the hope of Jesus? What did he come to do for us?
  5. How can your family show honor to Jesus this year?
  6. How will you apply this lesson to your life this week?