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December 17


Read: Matthew 1:18-25

Talk:


What is the craziest dream you’ve ever had? Tell your family about it. Joseph had a pretty crazy dream too – but his was real and totally true.

An angel appeared in his dream to tell him that Mary’s baby was from God. The angel even told Joseph what the baby’s name should be Jesus, because he will save the people from their sins. His name literally means Savior.

The angel was letting Joseph know from the start that this baby was coming for the purpose of saving people from all of those yucky sins. We couldn’t fix our sin problem. We needed a Savior. We needed Jesus.

See, Christmas isn’t just a wonderful celebration of a baby being born. We can celebrate with all we’ve got because this baby came to save us from our sins. That is amazing news for Christmas and all year round.

Pray: As you listen to this song, pray quietly and thank God for sending Jesus to save all people from their sins. Pray for people you know who don’t know Jesus.


Do: Do you know what your name means? Look up each family member’s name here: https://www.names.org/ and talk about it.