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<em>Sunday, December 4</em></p>
Children's Sunday Bible Lesson
Family Resources
Sunday, December 4

Sunday Spotlight

Sunday Spotlight is where we share our Children’s Ministry Bible lesson topic each week for kids of all ages. Use this lesson for a Family Night devotion or a review time to talk about what your kids learned at Calvary this week! We post a new lesson every Wednesday.


Sunday, December 4


Lesson Title: Prophets Told About Jesus’ Birth
Bible Passage: Isaiah 7:9; 11; Micah 5


Key Passage: Luke 2:11

Big Picture Question: Why was Jesus born? Jesus was born to rescue us from sin. Everything God said about Jesus’ birth came true.

Lesson Summary

We are taking a break from the chronological journey through the Bible to focus on Christmas. When Adam and Eve  introduced sin into the world, all of creation fell under a curse. (See Gen. 3:17-19.) We all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. We’ve inherited the curse of death from Adam. (See Rom. 3:23; 5:12.)

Throughout the Old Testament, the consequences of sin are obvious. God’s people were separated from Him; they did not enjoy the intimate relationship with their Creator for which He had created them. God’s people were affected by sickness and pain. Corruption spread quickly throughout the earth. The situation seemed hopeless, yet God did not leave His people without hope.

It was into this hopelessness that God spoke. Hundreds of messages came through the prophets concerning a coming Messiah — One who would rescue people from their sins. But when would this Promised One come? How would He come? Would the people recognize Him?

The prophets Isaiah and Micah — who both lived hundreds of years before Jesus was born — spoke specifically of the Messiah’s birth. Isaiah told King Ahaz what the Lord would do. “The virgin will conceive, have a son, and name him Immanuel” (Isa. 7:14). He described the birth of a Prince of peace — a Son of David who will reign forever (Isa. 9:6-7). Isaiah said that He would be a King (Isa. 11:1-5)! The prophet Micah named the specific town — Bethlehem — in which Jesus would be born (Mic. 5:2).

As you talk with your kids about the prophecies concerning Jesus’ birth, help them understand that everything God said about Jesus’ birth came true. Hundreds of years later, Jesus was born into the world.

God’s plan to save people from sin and death was not a secret plan. God used the prophets to give hope to His people. They said God would send a Messiah — born into the world as a baby to live the perfect life people fail to live and die the guilty death we deserve.
 

Christ Connection

This is the big idea of how this week's Bible story points to Jesus.

  • Babies & Toddlers: Jesus was born.
    o    People waited a long time for Jesus to be born.
    o    God told prophets about Jesus’ birth.
    o    God sent Jesus to earth because He loves us.
     
  • Younger Preschool: Why was Jesus born? Jesus was born to rescue us.
    o    God’s prophets told people about Jesus long before he was born.
     
  • Older Preschool: Why was Jesus born? Jesus was born to rescue us.
    o    God’s prophets told people about Jesus long before he was born.
     
  • Kids: Why was Jesus born? Jesus was born to rescue us from our sins.
    o    Everything God said about Jesus’ birth came true.


Key Passage

Luke 2:11  This is a Bible verse that relates to what your child will encounter each week of this unit.

  • Babies & Toddlers: Jesus is born. (Luke 2:11)
     
  • Younger Preschool: "For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord." (Luke 2:11)
     
  • Older Preschool: "For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord." (Luke 2:11)
     
  • Kids: "For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord." (Luke 2:11)


Next week: Next week: Angels Spoke to Mary and Joseph (Luke 1; Matthew 1)


At Calvary, we use The Gospel Project for Kids on Sunday mornings as our guide for Bible study. This curriculum provides a three-year chronological journey through the Bible, giving our children a Christ-focused foundation with lots of hands-on activities.

© LifeWay. The Gospel Project for Kids. Published in the USA. Used by permission.