Elementary, December 6: Zechariah and Elizabeth

Hi Journey Kids parents!

Zechariah and Elizabeth prayed God would bless them with a child for decades. But as the years passed by their hope began to run dry. They were far too old. It would take a miracle. And that’s exactly what God did. He gave them a son and instructed the elderly couple to name their son John, which means “God is gracious.” Can you imagine their joy? Can you imagine their awe at the grace of God? But it gets even better! See, even from birth, John had a special purpose. This gift of God’s grace was to proclaim the ultimate gift of God’s grace – Jesus!

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 video 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: Zechariah and Elizabeth

Big Idea: God is gracious, so we can find joy in the gift of His Son.

Memory Verse: “The LORD is gracious, kind and tender. He is slow to get angry and full of love.” Psalm 145:8 (NIrV)

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

Christmas is a story of grace. God sent His Son to live the perfect life we never could have lived and to die the death that we deserved to die. We don’t deserve it. It is all grace. And that should fill our hearts with incredible joy. I hope and pray that this Christmas you experience the kind of joy that can only come from experiencing the grace of God.