Put Christ Back Into Christmas

Categories: Jesus' Birth

Christmas is more than making "What-I-want-for-Christmas" gift lists. Here is an exercise Caryl Krueger prepared for BibleWise. Make copies of it to give to your Sunday school pupils so they can prepare for this important event.

Put Christ Back Into Christmas
It is vacation time, but God never takes "time off." He is always keeping you safe as you have holiday fun. Make this vacation time also prayer time. Here is a list of things that you could do this week.

  1. Tell the Christmas story or read it from Matthew 2: 1-12 and Luke 2:1-14.
  2. Do something helpful without being asked!
  3. Look at your possessions and find something (in good shape and working order!) you would like to give to someone else. Then do it.
  4. Say or do something to promote peace in your family.
  5. Attend a church service as well as Sunday school this week.
  6. Pray for peace in the world and for the safety of everyone.
  7. Put a short love note under your parents' pillow on Christmas Eve.
  8. Think about Jesus' life as you fall asleep Christmas Eve.
  9. Christmas night, look up at the stars and think of the star of Bethlehem.
  10. Talk about the real meaning of Christmas with your family. And, listen for angel thoughts! Remember, God loves you very much!