Children’s Sunday Programme
Luke’s First Christmas
- To understand the wonder of Christmas – God the Son became a man.
- To understand that Jesus came to earth to be our Saviour and that he will always be the King of God’s Kingdom.
- To understand that the momentous news that Jesus is the eternal King will be accepted with joy by some, but rejected by others.
This series looks at the first Christmas as Luke has faithfully recorded it. Three of the stories are about angels bringing wonderfully exciting news to ordinary people. These include: Gabriel’s visit to Zechariah to tell of the coming of John the Baptist, Gabriel’s visit to Mary to tell of the birth of Jesus and the angel’s appearance to the shepherds to announce the actual birth of Jesus. The final lesson is about Jesus’ visit to the temple as the baby and the warm reception he received from the elderly, but very godly, Simeon who spoke of the mixed response that Jesus’ kingship will receive.
19/11 – God’s gift to Zechariah Luke 1:5-25, 57-66
26/11 – God’s gift to Mary Luke 1:26-45
3/12 – God’s gift to the shepherds Luke 2:1-20
17/12 – God’s gift to Simeon Luke 2:21-35
Today in the town of David a saviour has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. Luke 2:11