There are so many things to love about Christmas—the music, the presents, the decorations, the bad sweaters, and crazy uncle Sal dressed as Santa! And to top it all off, there are the twinkling lights. Christmas is sometimes referred to as the season of light. Not just because of the colorful lights you see hanging on houses and trees, but because we celebrate the birth of Jesus—the Light of the World. During “Light it Up,” kids will get clues about the contents of a present. At the flip of a switch, the present will light up, magically revealing its contents and shedding light on the amazing story of Jesus’ birth.
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|Lesson 1||Zechariah and Elizabeth||Key Verse: Psalm 145:8|
|Big Idea: God is gracious, so we can find joy in the gift of His Son.||Bible Basis: Luke 1:5-25|
|Lesson 2||John the Baptist is Born||Key Verse: Psalm 139:23|
|Big Idea: Jesus is the reason we celebrate Christmas, so we can prepare our hearts for Him.||Bible Basis: Luke 1:57-80|
|Lesson 3||The Greatest Gift: Jesus is Born||Key Verse: John 3:16|
|Big Idea: Jesus is the greatest Christmas gift of all time, so we can give glory and praise to God.||Bible Basis: Matt. 1:18-25; Luke 2:1-20|
|Lesson 4||Wise Men Worship the King of Kings||Key Verse: Matthew 2:2|
|Big Idea: Jesus is the King of Kings and worthy of our worship.||Bible Basis: Matthew 2:1-12|
*Each GO! unit is part of a 12-month scope and sequence that takes kids on a chronological journey through the Bible. The scope and sequence is designed to follow the Christian calendar so that the Christmas lessons land on Christmas and the Easter lessons land on Easter. The “Recommended Use Dates” indicate where the unit falls within the one-year curriculum calendar. You are able to use the unit at any time of the year that works best for you, but by following the “Recommended Use Dates,” you can easily transition into using the other GO! units to tell the remainder of the Big Bible Story. Click here to view the curriculum calendar.
*** There will be glimpses of God’s salvation plan throughout the year, but there will be four lessons where that plan is communicated clearly and kids will have an opportunity to respond. Those lessons are denoted with *** next to the lesson title.