Christmas means stories. Children wonder and imagine as we read together the stories of Mary and Joseph, the shepherds and the angels, and the wise men and baby Jesus. If you’re looking for a different way to share those stories with your children this season, check out the selections below from our KC Bible Stories library. These dramatized audio stories tell how God sent a savior for his people in the form of a helpless baby and how the most momentous event in history was proclaimed to humble shepherds. These stories trace Jesus’ birth and young life to the earliest days of his earthly ministry. Each story features a discussion guide with memory verses and Bible readings to take your family deeper into the true Christmas story. Each discussion guide includes a family challenge to help your child see their part in God’s story.
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The Birth of Jesus. In the Christmas story, God works through humble people. Mary humbly accepted God’s announcement that she would have a baby. Elizabeth, too, humbly trusted that God would give her a baby even though she was old. Joseph humbly obeyed God to take Mary as his wife.
The Shepherds. The shepherds outside Bethlehem weren’t the most important or most popular. They weren’t the wisest in the town or the most attractive. Their job was to live in the fields and care for smelly sheep! But God chose them to hear the good news of the Savior. Why? Because to God, they were special.
The Wise Men. Worship is like giving a gift. We worship to show our love, awe, and thankfulness to God. The wise men brought expensive gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh to worship Jesus.
The Boy Jesus at the Temple. Jesus was learning in the temple with the priests and teachers for three days! His parents were frantic, but he was happy listening to stories about his Father and asking questions that amazed the teachers.
The Baptism of Jesus. Can you imagine Jesus, who had never sinned, asking John to baptize him? John couldn’t imagine it either! But Jesus told John, “For now, this is how it should be because we must do all that God wants us to do.”
Jesus in the Wilderness. After his baptism, the Holy Spirit led Jesus into the desert to prepare him for his ministry life. In the desert, Satan tempted Jesus to doubt who he was and his Father’s love. But Jesus relied on God’s word to stand up to the devil’s temptations.
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