Talk About Gift Giving

Categories: Jesus' Birth

  • What makes a gift special?
  • What was so special about God's gift?
  • Examine the Bible verse: For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
  • What is special about this gift from God?
  • How have you accepted this gift in your life?
  • Why did God give us this gift?
  • Discuss the gifts of the wise men.
  • What about those baby gifts? Weren't they a bit strange? Those gifts were so expensive that they might have been sold to help pay for Mary, Joseph and Jesus' escape to Egypt. Symbolically, the Gold represents royalty and Jesus was King of the Jews; the Frankincense was incense used in the Temple to express gratitude; and the Myrrh was a perfume that was later used on Jesus after taking him off the cross. [Sandy Silverthorne. The Awesome Book of Bible Facts. Eugene Oregon: Harvest House Publishers.]
  • If you had been there when Jesus was born, what would you have brought the Christ child?
  • Ask the younger classes to draw a picture of their gifts and post them on a church bulletin board.
  • Do you know anyone at school or in your church, or a neighbor who needs something? Think of a gift you could give to someone and discuss this with your family.
  • What gifts would you give the world?
  • What is the best gift you could ever receive?
  • What are some of your favorite gifts and why?
  • In what ways do these gifts help you show kindness, obedience to God, and praise?