This week in Preschool, we joined our friends and once again played the Goody Gumdrops game! We learned all about how we can worship Jesus! We read through the story of the Wise Men coming to worship Jesus from Matthew 2:1-15
Need To Know: "I Can Worship Jesus!"
Christ Connection: Who did we learn is God's Son? That's right, Jesus is God's Son! We celebrate Christmas because this is the day that Jesus was born! We are so happy that Jesus was born on Christmas because later he saved our lives by paying for our sins. Can you say "Happy Birthday, Jesus!" ?
Bible Story: Matthew 2:1-15
Jesus was born! God placed a bright new star in the sky. Far away, some wise men saw the star. They knew a great new king was born! They said, "Let's find this king. We'll bring gifts to him!" So they loaded camels and began the trip.
They rode for days and days. One day, they reached Jerusalem. They went to King Herod's palace. They asked, "Where is the new King? We want to worship Him!"
King Herod wanted to be the ONLY King! Herod found out what God's Word said. It told where Jesus would be born. Herod told the wise men, "Go to Bethlehem. When you find the child, tell me so I can worship Him, too." But Herod really wanted to KILL Jesus!
The wise men followed the star to Bethlehem. The star stopped over the place Jesus was! The wise men got off their camels. They went inside and bowed low. They gladly gave their gifts. Here was Jesus, the King they had followed the star to find!
The wise men MIGHT have gone back and told King Herod where Jesus was. But in a dream, God told them NOT to go back. They went home on a different road.
Then an angel told Joseph in a dream, "Get up!" Take Mary and Jesus to Egypt. King Herod wants to hurt Jesus."
Mary and Joseph picked up Jesus. They traveled quietly and quickly. After many days, they were in Egypt! God kept Joseph and Mary and Jesus safe!
God's Story For Me Bible, Gospel Light, p.288-293
We can't wait to see you all next week at either 9:30 or 11 at our Tharpe Street location!
We will also be having 2 services on Christmas Eve at 4pm and 6pm! Childcare will only be provided for Nursery through 5 year olds!