Each day consists of a short Scripture reading & devotion to discuss, a downloadble ornament for the kids to color and hang - either on your tree or on a garland somewhere - and a few songs to choose from. Many of the songs can be found in hymnals, if you play a musical instrument, but they can also be found on YouTube or Godvine - and it's fun to sing along! Finally, a prayer closes out this 5 minute time. This is a great start towards helping your children grasp the basic outline of the Greatest Book of all.
Ornament: A Heart, with a favorite Scripture verse (To remind us God has written His law on our hearts)
Scripture Reading: Jeremiah 31:3,31-34;Acts 16:31
Songs: For God So Loved the World, I Love to Tell the Story, Create In Me a Clean Heart, Silent Night
God’s laws – the Ten Commandments – showed the people when they had sinned, told them what they had done wrong…but the laws couldn’t change peoples’ hearts. God still loved the people. He saw that the law wasn’t going to change them. He decided to make a new promise to them. God would write His law on the hearts of the people – change their hearts.
So God sent His only Son, Jesus, to earth to save us from our sins. When we tell Jesus we are sorry for our sin, that we want to live for Him, He will forgive all the bad things we have done. The Bible tells us that when we ask His forgiveness, He is faithful to forgive us. God is so good – He even made a way for us to be close to Him! We should be very thankful that we live under this new promise – the new covenant – rather than the old Law – the old covenant!
- What was wrong with the old covenant – the law?
- Have you asked Jesus to forgive you and come into your life?
Prayer: Dear God, please write Your law on our hearts! It is so exciting that Jesus’ love is stronger than any sin or wrong we could do. Praise You for making a way for us to be clean & holy by forgiveness through Jesus Christ! In His Name – amen.
Looking forward to Christmas,