Sunday, December 25, 2016

advent reading day 25: baby Jesus

advent reading day 25

And there in the stable, amongst the chickens and the donkeys and the cows, in the quiet of the night, God gave the world his wonderful gift.  The baby that would change the world was born.  His baby Son.

scripture reading: the birth of Jesus, from luke 2, JSBB pgs 182-191, 198*

symbol: baby Jesus!

*we are using the jesus storybook bible by sally lloyd-jones for our kid-friendly readings
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Saturday, December 24, 2016

advent reading day 24: the three wise men and the star

advent reading day 24

Suddenly the star they had seen in the East started moving again, showing them the way.  So the three Wise Men followed the star out of the big city, along the road, into the little town of Bethlehem.

scripture reading: the King of all kings: the story of the three wise men, from matthew 2, JSBB pgs 192-197*

symbol: the three wise men and the star

*we are using the jesus storybook bible by sally lloyd-jones for our kid-friendly readings

Friday, December 23, 2016

advent reading day 23: a scroll

advent reading day 23

Now Mary and Joseph had to take a trip to Bethlehem, the town King David was from.  But when they reached the little town, they found every room was full.  Every bed was taken.

scripture reading: the journey to bethlehem, from luke 1 and 2, JSBB pgs 180-181*

symbol: a scroll, representing the census that was taken

*we are using the jesus storybook bible by sally lloyd-jones for our kid-friendly readings

Thursday, December 22, 2016

advent reading day 22: an angel

advent reading day 22

So Mary trusted God more than what her eyes could see.  And she believed.  "I am God's servant," she said.  "Whatever God says, I will do."

scripture reading: mary and the angel, from luke 1-2. JSBB pgs 176-179*

symbol: an angel

*we are using the jesus storybook bible by sally lloyd-jones for our kid-friendly readings

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

advent reading day 21: a shell

advent reading day 21

But God sent John to tell his people something important: "Stop running away from God and run to him instead," John said.  "You need to be rescued.  I have good news -- the Rescuer is coming!"

scripture reading: the story of john the baptist, from matthew 3, luke 1 and john 1, JSBB pgs 200-203*

symbol: a shell, a traditional symbol for baptism

*we are using the jesus storybook bible by sally lloyd-jones for our kid-friendly readings

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

advent reading day 20: a party hat

advent reading day 20

It had taken centuries for Gods people to be ready, but now the time had almost come for the best part of God's Plan.

scripture reading: get ready! God's people return from being slaves, from nehemiah 8-10, malachi 1, 3, and 4, ezra 7, JSBB pgs 170-175*

symbol: a party hat, to celebrate all the Lord had done

*we are using the jesus storybook bible by sally lloyd-jones for our kid-friendly readings

Monday, December 19, 2016

advent reading day 19: the big fish

advent reading day 19

Many years later, God was going to send another Messenger with the same wonderful message.  Like Jonah, he would spend three days in utter darkness.

scripture reading: God's messenger: jonah and the big fish, from jonah 1-4; hebrews 1:1-2, JSBB pgs 160-169*

symbol: the big fish

*we are using the jesus storybook bible by sally lloyd-jones for our kid-friendly readings