Dec 9, 2015

10 Days of Nativity: Day 3

Day 3: Joseph's Dream

Today we learn about Joseph and his 'dreamy' visit from an angel. Our nativity set came with a trough and hay that I used as Joseph's little bed. I'm sure that a tissue or some toilet paper could make a great little bed for Joseph if you need one!

Introduce: Joseph

Scripture: Matthew 1:18-24
18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ[a] took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed[b] to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. 19 And her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame, resolved to divorce her quietly. 20 But as he considered these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary as your wife, for that which is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. 21 She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” 22 All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet:
23 “Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son,
    and they shall call his name Immanuel”
(which means, God with us). 24 When Joseph woke from sleep, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded him: he took his wife,
Questions You May Ask Your Kiddos:

Who does Joseph see in his dream? What message is in Joseph's dream? What was Joseph's plan for Mary before the dream? After?

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