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ELEMENTARY KIDS & FAMILIES

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This resource is designed to allow your family to have time in God’s Word BEFORE your children attend church. Because God’s plan is for parents to be the primary spiritual nurturers of their children’s faith, we want YOU to be the one to introduce this part of The Big God Story to them. For additional support in spiritual parenting and to learn more about creating transforming environments in your home, be sure to pick up HomeFront: A Spiritual Parenting Resource from your church or download at HomeFrontMag.com. You can also access the HomeFront app for your iPhone, iPad, or Android device.

God Wants Us to Meet Jesus Part of The Big God Story Isaiah 9:1–2, 6–7; Luke 2 Jesus is born.

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• The incarnation showed God’s love and affection for humanity. • The angels who announced Christ’s birth first appeared to the shepherds, who were considered the lowest segment of society at the time. • Heaven and earth joined for a moment in celebration as a great multitude of angels spilled into the skies of earth to proclaim the arrival of Jesus. • After seeing Jesus, the shepherds were compelled to tell others of their experience with God.

Remember Verse for the environment of FAITH COMMUNITY

Your child is learning to read independently. This Christmas, encourage his Bible reading by pointing him toward Scripture passages about Jesus’ birth.

Older Kids Regardless of what your holiday traditions look like, spend time with your older child being intentional about thanking God for the amazing gift of Jesus Christ this Christmas.

Teachable Moments

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given … And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6

After reading Scripture, discuss the following together: • What did the angels say to the shepherds? • How do you think the shepherds felt when they saw the angels? • What do you think it means to be saved from our sins?

Blessing For more information about blessing your child see the Blessing section in HomeFront: A Spiritual Parenting Resource.

A blessing to pray over your child:

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(Insert child’s name), may you always remember that Jesus is your Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, and Prince of Peace.


Grades 1-5 December 22, 2013