December 17, 2017

This weekend we will learn of the Christmas story in Luke 2 and the greatest gift ever given – Jesus.  God gave us Jesus.  Ask your child about the greatest gift, they have ever received (assuming they don’t answer Jesus)?  Explain: Now imagine that as Jesus.  He is better than any gift you will ever receive or have ever received.  He loves you more than mom and dad or anyone else!

The Story

We head to the familiar story in Luke 2:1-18.  While people expected a new king born in a palace, God had other plans in mind.  Jesus was born in a place where they kept the animals.  No royal robes, not much public fanfare, just Mary and Joseph cuddling Jesus for the first time.  God announced His gift to shepherds helping us realize that Jesus was a gift for everyone.

Bottom Line: God gave us Jesus.  Kids will get the chance to celebrate Jesus, God’s most generous gift!  They will discover why God sent Jesus for us, as well as, what that means for how they show generosity to the people in their life.

This Month’s Memory Verse

“He [God] who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?” Romans 8:32 NIV

Be sure to check out this month’s memory verse!  Get started now in helping your child learn the verse and have them say it for their small group leader on the weekend.

GodTime Card:

GodTime cards are available each month and are a tool to assist parents as they help their child have “God Time” each week. Here’s how:  There are four different devotions on each GodTime card. Each one is designed to be done on a different day. Click below to see this week’s GodTime card.


Do you know what songs your kids are singing this month? Click below to listen or purchase the music your child will be singing this month.


A Widget is a cool, concrete, take-home item for families to use. This item is given to elementary students each month.  It will aid in reminding them what is taught in DV on the weekend and assist in the retention of the Bible lessons as kids grow in Christ. Click below to read more about December’s Widget!