Elementary, December 13: John the Baptist is Born

Hi Journey Kids parents!

Christmas is coming! But how do we know it’s coming? It may seem like a silly question but think about it. We know because, probably when we were little, someone told us about Christmas. They may not have told us the whole story or why it matters, but we at least heard about it. Well, in the first century, nobody knew Jesus was coming! They needed someone to tell them! That’s why God sent John. He came to proclaim the good news that Jesus was coming and encouraged everyone to prepare their hearts for His arrival.

When it’s time to begin, start your morning of family worship by watching the short lesson video with your kids. [You can access the videos here.] It’s a great way to engage spiritually with your family.

Here is a snapshot of the lesson details for this week:

Bible Story: John the Baptist is Born

Big Idea: Jesus is the reason we celebrate Christmas, so we can prepare our hearts for Him.

Memory Verse: “God, create a pure heart in me. Give me a new spirit that is faithful to you.” Psalm 51:10 (NIrV)

After the video lesson and music, you can use the attached materials to help take your family deeper into the lesson:

It’s easy to get caught up in the busyness of this season. It’s easy to keep Christmas in our heads and never let it reach our hearts. Take time this year to slow down, to think, to pray, to read the Bible, to remember God’s goodness. Prepare your heart to celebrate Jesus.