You sounded wonderful!
This week in The Gospel Project® for Kids, our journey takes us to the town of Nazareth in Galilee. People had been waiting a long time for Jesus. Last week, kids learned the prophets told of Jesus’ coming hundreds of years before His birth. God was working out His plan to reconcile people to Himself.
In the Bible, God often used angels to communicate His message to people. Now Mary and Joseph, the earthly parents of Jesus, each received a special visit from an angel to announce the birth of God’s promised Messiah. The angel Gabriel’s announcement to Mary surprised her. God chose Mary to be the mother of His child. The angel’s message revealed much about this promised child.
The news that Jesus was coming into the world was good news because of why He was coming. An angel revealed Jesus’ purpose to Joseph in Matthew 1:21, “He will save His people from their sins.” The gospel is the good news of what God has done for us through Christ.
The announcement of Jesus’ birth is not the beginning of the gospel; God had been planning for this moment since before the beginning of time. (See Eph. 1:3-10.) The baby Jesus fulfilled Isaiah’s prophecy, as well as other prophecies of the coming Savior throughout the Old Testament. Through His life, death, and resurrection, Jesus fulfilled God’s plan of redemption that God planned from the beginning of time.
Session Title: Angels Spoke to Mary and Joseph
Bible Passage: Luke 1:26-56; Matthew 1:18-24
Big Picture Question: What part did Mary and Joseph have in God’s plan?
Big Picture Answer: God chose Mary and Joseph to be the earthly parents of Jesus.
Key Passage/Memory Verse: Isaiah 9:6
Unit Christ Connection: The Savior God had promised was born!
CHILDREN IN ACTION/MISSION FRIENDS, Sundays @ 6:00
December is a VERY busy month at Oak Crest! Due to our children’s musical, our adult musical, and traveling for the holidays, Children and Action and Mission Friends will not meet during the month of December.
KID’S CHOIR, Wednesdays @ 7
Rehearsal tonight in the Sanctuary!
12/11 – Dress rehearsal with adult choir, 6:30pm
12/13 – Adult Christmas musical, 6:00pm (be seated in sanctuary @ 5:45)
12/14 -- Adult Christmas musical, 6:00 pm (be seated in sanctuary @ 5:45)