Advent 4A

Day: Advent 4

Lectionary Passage: Matthew 1:18-25

Scripture Focus: Matthew 1:21-23

Object: Book of names

Raise your hand if you know the meaning of your name. (If some kids raise their hands, then pick a few to share.) Luckily there are books like this that are filled with names and what they mean. Let’s look one up… (you can either pick a child or another adult like a pastor or pianist). Let’s see what Caleb means… “faithful.” The name Caleb means faithful. That’s pretty cool. I love that each and every name has a meaning.

And that reminds me of our Bible story for the day. It tells us about the meaning of Jesus’ name. His name means “God saves.” And that’s exactly what Jesus does! Jesus saves us from our sin. He shows us how to love God and to love others. Jesus saves us!

Let’s pray: Thank you God for sending Jesus to be born so that we could be saved from our sins. Help us to remember that his birth is the most important part about Christmas. Amen.


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