An Angel Announces Jesus’ Birth
Luke 1:26-38; Matthew 1:18-25
God sends an angel to tell Mary and Joseph about Jesus’ upcoming birth. God gives a lot of specific details, and many of them seemed impossible. But God does the impossible! Jesus was born just as God said he would be.
Memory Verse: “For nothing is impossible with God” Luke 1:37
It Doesn’t Pop!
Your child may have done this activity in church today. If so, ask him or her to show you how to do it. If not, here’s how to do it:
Talk about these questions:
Through the Week
Here’s an activity you can do throughout the week—over dinner or in the car. Play a variation of the game of “I Spy” with things that demonstrate doing the impossible.
Discuss and Watch
Talk about a time you did something difficult. What made you decide to try to do that thing, and what happened?
Let’s watch a video about someone who likes to try to do the impossible.
Watch “Al Risket, Stuntman.”
Al tried some funny things and some dangerous things—but even he admitted that there were things that were impossible for him or other humans to do; things that are only possible for God.
As we are looking at the Bible today, we’ve been learning that an angel came to Mary and told her that she was going to have a baby—and that he would be king over Israel and everyone! That seemed impossible to Mary, but she trusted God to do something that seemed impossible to her.
Mary trusted God even though what he said was going to happen seemed impossible.
Only God can do what seems impossible to us. He did the impossible—and something wonderful—when he brought Jesus to earth for us.
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