Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Lesson 22: Jesus is Born!

Bible (pg 278)
Angel illustration
Stable illustration

Once there was a girl named Mary. Mary loved God very much. One day God sent an angel to talk to her (show angel illustration).

The angel said, "Mary, God knows that you love Him. He has a special plan for you. He is going to give you a baby. The baby's name will be Jesus. He is going to be a very special baby. He will be God's son." Mary did not understand how this could be. But she trusted God. She knew that God would take care of her.

Mary was going to get married to a man named Joseph. One day Joseph and Mary were taking a long trip to a town called Bethlehem. Mary was going to have her baby soon. Joseph walked, leading the donkey. Mary rode on the donkey. Joseph walked and walked and walked. They were very tired! (show pic in Bible).

When they came to Bethlehem, Joseph looked for a place to sleep. He walked up and down the street. He asked people, "do you have a place for me and Mary to sleep tonight?" Everybody said no. Joseph didn't know what to do!

Finally one man told Joseph that there was a place for them to stay. Mary and Joseph could sleep on the hay with the animals. Mary and Joseph were happy. Now they could go to sleep and rest. All around them the animals were sleeping too. There were cows and horses and sheep and goats and chickens. Then during the night, baby Jesus was born! (show stable illustration)

Mary wrapped Jesus in a blanket. She did not have a bed for him, so she laid Jesus on the animal's hay. This was a very special night. The night that God's son was born!

Craft ideas:
Lots of Craft Ideas!!! 
Jesus is Born Coloring Pages 

The words of this story were copied from some preschool Bible flashcards that belong to my mom (copyright by CRC Publications 1988...this is the only info I have on the cards. I'm not sure where they originally came from). I am posting this for Sunday School and homeschooling purposes only and I do not claim myself as the author of these stories.

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