December 20th, 2015


Memory Verse: All the nations you have made will come and worship before you, Lord; they will bring glory to your name. Psalm 86:9


Bible Story: The Three Magi

From Matthew 2:1-12


Younger Kids Review Questions

1. Lots of people were excited that Jesus was born. Who are the special people from far away that were excited to see Jesus (the Magi)

2. Who was NOT excited that Jesus was born? (King Herod)

3. How did the Magi find the place where Jesus was? (they followed the bright star that God put in the sky to guide them)

4. What did the Magi do when they saw Jesus? (they worshipped him and brought him gifts)

5. King Herod wanted to kill Jesus.  Did God allow Jesus to be killed by King Herod?  (No!  God protected Jesus. God is in Charge of Everything!)

6. Did God send Jesus to be king of the Jews? (No! He sent Jesus to be King over the whole world!)

Older Kids Jeopardy

Shepherds and Angels

100 Was shepherding considered a cool job or a horrible job back then? (A horrible job—only poor, lowly people did it.)

200 What news did the angels tell the shepherds? (That Christ, the Messiah, the Son of God, the Lord, was born in Bethlehem that night.)

300 What are the two things the shepherds do after they found out? (They went to go see Jesus.  They told everyone the news.)

The Three Magi (or Wise Men, not kings)

100 By what sign in the sky did the Magis know the King of the Jews was born? (They saw a star.)

200 What was the wise men experts in? (Movements of stars and what the stars meant.)

300 Were the Magithe Jewish people of God, or foreigners that didn’t worship the true God (Foreigners, or gentiles.)

King Herod

100 Where did King Herod live? (Jerusalem)

200 Why did Herod want to kill baby Jesus?  (He didn’t want anyone else to be king)

300 Why couldn’t Herod trick the Magi? (Because God appeared in their dream and told them not to go back to Herod)

Gifts

100 What gifts did the Magi bring? (Gold, frankincense and myrrh.)

200 What is the most precious, best, most awesome gift from God? (Salvation through Jesus, His Only Son.)

300 What do we have to do or what do we have to pay, for God’s gift of salvation through Jesus? (Nothing, it’s free. (trick question! Haha))

 

Merry Christmas!!!

Great job on performing "Hark the Herald Angels Sing"!