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Merry Christmas

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I won’t have any more posts until after Christmas. I wished you a blessed Christmas and pray God’s reveals His love for you in a new way this Christmas.

This Sunday is Christmas, and I’m sure you want to help children understand the real meaning of Christmas. I hope I can help you. The real meaning comes from John 3:16.

John 3:16 ( ICB ) For God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son. God gave his Son so that whoever believes in him may not be lost, but have eternal life.

God loves us so much, He gave us His only son, born at Christmas, to save us and give us eternal life.

3 Ways to Use Christmas Trees in Kidmin – Free Object Lessons

Red christams roomHere are some ways you can use a Christmas Tree in Kidmin to teach the story of Christmas.

1.  Tell the history of the Christmas Tree and how Christians used it to share the Gospel. You can find the story at this link.

History of the Christmas Tree

2. Use the Christmas Tree for object lessons. Here are a few.

Apples: We hang apples from the Christmas tree because Adam and Eve sinned by eating the apple. Jesus came to Earth to save us from our sins.

Evergreen: Just as evergreen trees grow all year long and are always green, Jesus came to Earth to give us everlasting life.

Holly: The holly we hang on Christmas trees is red and reminds us of the blood Jesus shed to save us from our sins.

Tree Top: The tree top is usually an angel or a star. Both were in the sky the night Jesus was born. The angels proclaimed the good news to the shepherds. The star lighted the way of wise men traveling to Bethlehem.

Lights: Jesus is the light of the world.

Ornaments: Round bulbs represent Jesus coming to Earth. Other ornaments represent that God wants to give us good things.

Tree: The tree itself can represent the tree of life that Jesus came to Earth to restore to us. It can also represent the cross where Jesus died for our sins. We cut down a tree for Christmas just as Christ was cut down for our sins. But we resurrect the tree in our homes just as Christ was resurrected after 3 day.

Wreath:  Wreaths are a great symbol to teach children about Christmas. Wreaths are circular. This symbolizes eternal life. It can also symbolize God’s unending love. We usually hang wreaths on the door to welcome guests just as Jesus welcomes us to have eternal life in Him. Wreaths are made out of evergreen symbolizing again everlasting life in Christ.

3. Tell the Tale of Three Trees. The Tale of Three Tress is a folk legend told for many centuries to teach the importance of Christ’s life. The author is unknown. Here’s the link to tell the story in Kidmin this Christmas.

The Tale of Three Trees

Colors of Christmas Free Kidmin Object Lesson Sermon

Certain colors are associated with Christmas. You can use these colors to teach children about Christmas by showing different color ornaments or decorations.

Red

Red symbolizes Christ was born on Christmas so He could shed His blood for the sins of the world.

Romans 5:9 Now that we have been justified by his blood, how much more will we be saved from wrath through him!

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Green is the color of the evergreens that last all year long even through the winter snow. It symbolizes eternal life that Jesus came to give. If we believe in Him, we will have eternal life in Heaven with Jesus.

John 3:16 For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.

White

White symbolizes the purity of Christ. He lived His life on Earth without ever sinning, He cleanses us from our sins when we become His children. Our sins become as white as snow.

Isaiah 1:18  Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.

Gold

Gold symbolizes the three wise men. Some called them kings. They brought gifts Jesus when he was born: gold, frankincense, and myrrh to show Jesus was born a king. He came to this Earth as a baby, but He is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

Matthew 2:1-2 Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, saying, “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East and have come to worship Him.

Silver

Silver has two meanings. It symbolizes the star of Bethlehem that the wise men followed. But it also symbolizes shepherds who rang their silver bells in Bible times to help the sheep find their way. When Jesus was born, angels appeared to shepherds so they could worship Him. Jesus as our Great Shepherd. Jesus came to Earth to help us find our way back to God.

John 10:11, 14-15 I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep. I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me— just as the Father knows me and I know the Father—and I lay down my life for the sheep.

Advent for Children’s Ministry

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Here are a series of posts to have Advent in Children’s Church on the Sundays leading up to Christmas.

Week 1: Hope (December 4)

Week 2: Peace (December 11)

Week 3: Joy (December 18)

Week 4: Love (Christmas Eve)

Christmas Day: Christ is the Light of the World

8 Uses For Fruitcake in Children’s Ministry

8 Uses for Fruitcake in KidMin

by Roger Fields

  • Prop up wobbly puppet stage.
  • Use as doorstop so you don’t get locked out of the supply room.
  • Throw at choir director for stealing nursery workers.
  • Tie it to the resource room key.
  • Give away to parents of rowdy kids.
  • Erase whiteboard.
  • Mount slices on wall for corkboard alternative.
  • Give as Christmas gift to Pastor’s secretary. (kidding)

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