December 31, 2023
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Story Focus: We finish up our Christmas season celebration in Matthew 2:1-12, We see how the announcement of Jesus’ birth was far-reaching. Wise men from the east saw a star that set them on an adventure to find a promised king of Israel. We’re not sure how long it took, but when the wise men finally found Jesus, they worshipped Him!
Bottom Line: Celebrate Jesus all year long. After the Christmas decorations come down, it can be easy for kids to assume that the spirit of Christmas gets packed away too. We want kids to realize that they don’t need a fancy holiday to celebrate Jesus. They can celebrate when they sing to Jesus, read the Bible, and show Jesus’ love to others.
Key Question: What are you looking forward to in the new year? Once Christmas is over, it can seem like everyone is talking about New Year’s resolutions and plans for the year ahead. We hope this sort of question will help Small Group Leaders and parents guide their kids to understand how they can make following Jesus a big part of their new year. Because of Jesus, we have something to look forward to, no matter what.