Another of our engaging Advent Sunday School lessons to teach kids about Advent and Jesus' imminent return.
Needed: Calendar or date book (could be digital), Advent Calendar
Show your regular calendar and ask kids, Why do people use calendars?
reason people use calendars is so they can look forward to something
and know how many days it will be until it's time for something. Have
you ever counted down the days until your birthday, or counted down the
days until Christmas?
We use calendars to keep track
and to know when a special day will be. But speaking of Christmas,
there's another kind of calendar that we can use to count down the days
until Christmas. It's called an Advent Calendar. (Show children how your
particular one works.)
Does anyone know what the word "advent" means?
means "come". Just like we're really excited for Christmas, people a
long time ago were really excited for Jesus to come and be born. They
didn't know exactly when it would be, but they were excited for it.
that's kind of like us. We know that Jesus has already come once when
He was born as a little baby, but the Bible tells us that Jesus is also
going to come again. He won't come as a baby again. He'll come as a man,
coming down out of Heaven.
We don't know when Jesus will come again.
(Read Matthew 24:36.)
can't have a calendar to tell us when Jesus will come back, but we are
excited for it, just like people were excited for Jesus to come the
first time. Jesus loves us so much and it will be so nice for us to
finally get to see Him and be with Him when He comes.
Let's pray about that.
prayer: Jesus, we thank You for coming the first time at Christmas. You
were born as a little baby and when You grew up, You taught us how to
follow God and You died on the cross so that we could all be forgiven
for our sins. Jesus, we love you so much for that and are looking
forward to the time when You will come again so that we can see You and
be with You forever. Amen.
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