December 17 – 23

Father,
In the busyness of the Christmas season, may I pause often to remember the wonder of the Incarnation and the redemption and adoption Christ brings.


MONDAY – Jesus our Messiah

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This is a special week to prepare for Christmas. You might choose to do this week with your family, perhaps after dinner each night. Sit together and watch the videos, then use your own Bibles to read the verses together. Enjoy family discussion or just enjoy the time together.

Watch this video showing the big picture about Jesus our Messiah.

Read Isaiah 9:2-7.


TUESDAY – Overview

Watch this animated video that summarizes Luke 1-2.

Read Luke 1:1-25.


WEDNESDAY – Before Jesus’ Birth – Elizabeth and Mary

Watch this video: The Annunciation

Then, watch this video: Mary and Elizabeth

Read Luke 1:26-45.


THURSDAY – Joseph’s Dream

Watch this video: Joseph’s Dream

Read Matthew 1:18-25.


FRIDAY – Jesus’ Birth and the Shepherds

Watch this video: The Nativity

Read Luke 2:1-20.


SATURDAY – The Wise Men

Watch this video: The Three Wise Men

Read Matthew 2:1-12.


SUNDAY – The True Christmas Story

Here’s a different video, an excerpt from the Jesus film, of Jesus’ birth.

Watch this video: The Birth of Jesus

Read Gal 4:4-5; John 1:1-14; John 3:16-17. At just the right time Jesus came to redeem us and make a way for us to become children of God, loved by the Father.