Dec 14, 2015

10 Days of Nativity: Day 6

Day 6: Shepherds & Angels

You may have thought the Christmas story ended with Jesus's birth, but it's just beginning! Our nativity set, like most, includes wise men and a shepherd so we'll continue the story this week with all those visitors! The angel once again has a message to tell today.

Introduce: Shepherd, Sheep 1, Sheep 2, Sheepdog
Note: Our set includes these characters, feel free to introduce any number of shepherds or sheep.

Scripture: Luke 2:8-15
And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with great fear. 10 And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. 11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. 12 And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.” 13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying,
14 “Glory to God in the highest,
    and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!”[a]
15 When the angels went away from them into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go over to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has made known to us.”
Questions You May Ask Your Kiddos: 

What were the shepherds doing when the angel appeared? What were the shepherds' reactions to the angel? What news did the angel bring? How many angels were in this passage? What was the shepherds' response to the message? Do you know any songs that we sing about this passage?

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