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Family Time Lesson

The Nativity, The Story of Our Savior's Birth

Family Time Lessons give your family the opportunity to spend together learning correct principles, God’s commandments, ways to strengthen family relationships, a vehicle for open communication and tools to teach key values and morals.

TOPIC:

This lesson is about our Savior, Jesus Christ and his birth.  Some of the miracles surrounding this most important event.

PREPARATION:

1. Download the family chart which is editable/fill-in so you can keep track of which family member has participated how and when.  The charts are in the libary in the category Family Time.  There are 2 styles for you to choose from. 

The purpose of the Family Time Chart is to give each person a responsibility so each feels a purpose and reason to be involved in the lesson. As they rotate through the tasks, they may also discover new talents and develop their abilities.

2. Read through the lesson ahead of time, as well as provide support to all participating so they can be prepared. It may be helpful to young children or those needing extra guidance, to be ready with their part of the Family Time-Family Home Evening Lesson so everyone can successful.

3. Print off any pictures and other resources needed during the lesson.

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LESSON TIME

The Nativity,

The Story of our Savior, Jesus Christ's birth

Adapt this lesson in accordance to your family’s needs, so each individual is able to grasp the importance of the birth of Jesus Christ, our Savior.

Opening Prayer:

  1. There are many ways to pray, the essential element is prayers are offered.  If you have any questions, or want to know more about prayer, this link will help you. Also here is this video

Ask These Questions:

1- Why do we need a Savior, or Jesus Christ? 

2- Why was it important that He was born and came to earth?

Scripture:

Luke 2:1-7

King James Version

And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Cæsar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.

(And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)

And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.

And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judæa, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)

To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.

And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.

And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.

LESSON

Mary taught her son Jesus to pray as parents do.

She knew he, and all her children had much to accomplish here on earth. 

Of course our Savior had the greatest mission of ALL. 

We must try every day to follow Him and be like Him.

“(Mary)…kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart” (Luke 2:19)

*Show picture of Mary with the boy Jesus, teaching him to pray.  All pictures found in the Printable Library. 

 

Jesus learned to work alongside Joseph to be a carpenter  (Mark 6:3) 

***Show Picture of Joseph teaching Jesus to work as a carpenter. 

 

Jesus learned and studied many subjects including the scriptures. He understood them so well, that he taught the most knowledgeable men gathering in the temple as they did in the day to discuss and learn the scriptures. 

Luke 2:

40 And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon him.

41 Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the feast of the Passover.

42 And when he was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem after the custom of the feast.

43 And when they had fulfilled the days, as they returned, the child Jesus tarried behind in Jerusalem; and Joseph and his mother knew not of it.

44 But they, supposing him to have been in the company, went a day’s journey; and they sought him among their kinsfolk and acquaintance.

45 And when they found him not, they turned back again to Jerusalem, seeking him.

46 And it came to pass, that after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, both hearing them, and asking them questions.

***Show picture of young Jesus teaching the people

Luke 2: 52 And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature (took care of his body, and in favour with God and man.

Notice this verse includes: spiritual, physical, mental and emotional

***Show picture of adult Jesus, smiling

 

Jesus took on His mission of teaching of His Father, God, Heavenly Father – who is the same for us, living a perfect life and being the example in all ways; so that we can go back to live with Him and our Father again.

Because He chose to be selfless, overcome the temptations of the world and loves us, He atoned for our sins, died and was resurrected and lives.  He gives us the opportunity to repent, change and be like Him more every day because of His GREAT LOVE for every single one of us – You and me.  He knows each person by name, individually. All He asks is that we follow His example and do the very best we can. 

1- I have given you an example, John 13:15.

2- I am the way, the truth, and the life, John 14:6.

Discuss the two scriptures and these two statements:

Through Jesus’ Atonement and Resurrection, those who repent of their sins and obey God’s commandments can live eternally with Jesus and the Father

Jesus Christ is the greatest being to be born on this earth. His life is the perfect example of how all mankind should live.

Watch This:

Games & Fun

Listening to one, or both of these video/songs, is a wonderful way to end this lesson.

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Activity:

1- Participate in 25 Ways in 25 Days to #lighttheworld and let your light of goodness, kindness and following Christ’s example shine for all to see.

In the Printable Library under THE NATIVITY, OUR SAVIOR’S BIRTH you will find all the pictures for this lesson & STARS FOR EACH DAY with ideas of how you can serve and help others.  We hung ours from a garland with little hooks.  You can hang them on your tree, or on a ribbon, or however it works best for you.

I also have a set of blank stars that you, your family, can fill in with your own ideas. 

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2- In the printable library you will find a Journal/Planner that will give you a space to record your experience and thoughts about any service you did with #lighttheworld.  Fill out a page for each day, for a week or for the entire month; whatever works best for YOU.

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3- You can enter to WIN a prize in a random drawing as an individual, or as a family by:

a) Having the lesson here about the Nativity

b) Participating in anyway with #lighttheworld 

c) Downloading and filling out the Journal/Planner

d) Email me and let me know something of your experience at carrie@amothersshadow.com

 Good luck and have a wonderful experience!!!

Closing Prayer:

Person Assigned

Treat Dessert:

I have a great treat that is easy and fits the season perfectly.  Make up a batch in no time at all, or with the family for a fun dessert. 

SUGAR COOKIE BARS with Christmas M&M's

You’ll find the recipe in this post HERE with a step-by-step tutorial. 

Sugar Cookie Bars with M&M's

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