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
Ornament: Two Tablets – The Ten Commandments
Scripture Reading: Ex. 32:15-18, 20:1-20, Ps.119:11
Songs: Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus, The Perfect Ten (YouTube),
I. We should love God and obey Him.
II. Not to ever worship anyone or anything but God.
III. Never use God’s name as a curse or joke – respect His name.
IV. Make the Sabbath day a special day to worship God.
V. Respect our parents and obey them.
VI. Do not murder anyone.
VII. We should be true and faithful to our husband or wife.
VIII. Do not steal.
IX. We should not tell lies.
X. We should not be jealous of what our friends have.
Sadly, the people of Israel could not keep these rules. They kept breaking them. Knowing the law wasn’t enough. Having the ten good rules for living didn't help the people be more like God, but it sure showed them how many wrong things they did. The law didn't change their hearts. God would need to send Jesus to change people’s hearts.
- How many of the Ten Commandments can you remember?
- Does our family have rules? Why? (to help us get along)
Prayer: Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for helping us understand how to live for You. You gave the people of Israel Ten Commandments, and when that was not enough, You gave us Your Son Jesus to set us free from sin. We are so grateful for your amazing love for us! Amen.
Looking forward to Christmas!