Welcome back! Today is the last day of our advent calendar. We have been learning all about God, God’s son Jesus and Jesus’ earthly family.
Today we read Luke 2 (as a whole) and talked about how Jesus came as a baby and as God’s son. We remembered the real reason Jesus came…to die on the cross in our place. Adam was the first person made and he and everyone after him sinned (disobeyed God). The punishment for disobeying God is to die forever. But, when God forgives us, we can then LIVE forever with Him.
But the only way to be forgiven by God is to believe in Jesus. (John 14:6, Acts 16:31, Romans 10:9-10). Jesus came to die so we wouldn’t have to. When God sees us, He now sees Jesus’ sacrifice (if we believe in Him.) Isn’t that a GREAT reason to celebrate?! Jesus was the last “adam” (man) to face the penalty of death for sins. But He never sinned and took our punishment anyway. (1 Cor 15:45) Sin came into the world through one man, and sin left through one man. One perfect man, God’s son, Jesus.
Bible story: Jesus’ birth
Attribute of God: the last Adam
Side one of our ornament today is baby Jesus. (You could make Him however you wanted. Our kids wanted to use some new glitter markers they got.)
Our text reads: Baby Jesus was born! The Messiah was here! Luke 2, John 4:25
Side two of our ornament is a cross cut and glued onto our ornament.
Our text reads: Jesus came to die for us. The last Adam. John 3:16, 1 Cor 15:45
Our completed advent tree front and back. (We also talked through each ornament briefly today…telling much of the old testament on the front, and describing Jesus’ birth story through the back.)
Thanks for joining us through this month. We’ll be back in January with stories from Jesus’ life. Love to you all!