December 13th, 2015

Memory Verse: "For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior who is Christ the Lord." Luke 2:11

Bible Story: The Shepherds and the Angels

From Luke 2:8-20

Younger Kids Review Questions:

1. In our story today, who did the angel talk to? (the shepherds)

2. How did the shepherds feel when they first saw the angel? (they were afraid)

3. God sent the angel to give the shepherds a very special message.  What was the special message?  (Jesus had been born!)

4. After the angel told the shepherds the message that Jesus had been born, what filled the whole sky? (lots of angels praising God)

5. When the angels left the shepherds, what did the shepherds do? (they went to find Joseph and Mary and Jesus)

6. What did the shepherds do when they saw Jesus?  (They praised God)

Older Kids Review Questions:

1. What kind of people were shepherds? (Not important or powerful, not trusted because they were nomads)

2. Why were the shepherds so scared? (Because the angel appeared and the glory of the Lord shone around them. Angels weren’t cute, chubby babies, theyw ere warriors of the Lord)

3. What was the news they gave? (The Savior, the Christ, was born that day in Bethlehem)

4. What are heralds, and who did God send as heralds? (A heavenly host of angels)

5. Who did God send out to tell everyone else about Jesus, the angels or the shepherds? (The shepherds)

6. How are we like the shepherds? (Even though we aren’t powerful or shiny like the angels, we are to tell people about Jesus too! The message is powerful enough!)

7. Why should we tell the news?  

Song of Response/Christmas Song