Here's another option for your Advent Sunday School lessons. Use this one to tell kids about Christ's return.
Ask kids, What holiday is coming up? (Christmas)
How do you know? How can you tell Christmas is coming?
on the calendar, people are decorating for Christmas, Christmas music
is playing on the radio, people are buying Christmas presents, etc.
those are some ways we know Christmas is coming. How do you think
people knew when Jesus was going to come on that first Christmas?
Did they have it marked on the calendar when the Messiah was going to come?
had told people in the Bible, through the prophets, that He was going
to send a Messiah to them, but they didn't know exactly when it would
happen. It was a surprise to almost everyone.
But Jesus said that we can know when He is going to come again.
(Read Matthew 24:27-31.)
can't know ahead of time exactly when Jesus is going to come back, but
it will be very obvious when He does. Jesus said that He would come down
out of the sky and the sun and the moon wouldn't shine, and the stars
would fall out of the sky so that everyone would know He's coming back.
Some people will be very sad when they see Him coming back because they didn't believe in Him.
we will be very happy because we do believe in Him. Jesus said that He
will send the angels flying out all over the earth to pick us up and
carry us up into the sky to meet Jesus when He comes down. Can you
So just like people look forward to
Christmas, and just like people were looking forward to the time when
Jesus came the first time, we can look forward to the time when Jesus
will come back.
Let's pray about that.
prayer: Jesus, we are so happy that we came to earth as a little baby
at Christmas. You came to be our Messiah and die for our sins. And
Jesus, we are looking forward to the time when You will come back to
earth so that we can see You and be with You forever. Amen.
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