Today, I want to tell you about Mitchel. One day, just at Christmastime, Mitchel walked into the toy section of the store with his mother. Suddenly, music began to play. All kinds of important people came running up. Mitchel, you see, was the one millionth customer to visit the toy aisles! Mitchel won all kinds of toys. What kinds of toys do you think Mitchel won? (Let a few volunteers respond.)
Those would all be good toys to win! But there’s more! Mitchel also won free ice cream for a whole year. If you were Mitchel, what kind of ice cream would you ask for first? (Again, let one or two volunteers answer.)
Just think! Lots and lots of free toys. Lots and lots of free ice cream. What good news!
But who was the good news for? Who got all those toys and all that ice cream? Yes, the good news was for Mitchel. Just for Mitchel.
Good news for other people is good news for them, but not for us. We can be happy for them. But we probably won’t be as happy as if we had won the toys and ice cream ourselves.
What if there was some Good News that’s for EVERYBODY? That would be very, very Good News! Listen to what the Bible says about that. These are words the angel spoke to the shepherds early, early on the very first Christmas morn. (Read Luke 2:10–11.)
This is Good News! Christ the Savior is born. He is for you. And for you. (Point to an individual child with each “you.” Continue until you have pointed to each child in your group.) And for you. And for you.
The Good News about Jesus, the Savior, is for me, too. (Emphasize the word you as you read out loud:) The Bible says, “Unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour” (Luke 2:11 KJV). This is Good News, happy news—the happiest news of all. It’s very Good News that the Savior was born for us because we all need a Savior from sin. We all think mean thoughts sometimes. All of us sometimes say mean words to others. All of us sometimes hurt others by what we do.
I am sometimes selfish. You, too? I sometimes forget to say my prayers. You, too? I sometimes wish I could just sleep instead of coming to learn more about Jesus. You, too? I sometimes disobey the law by driving too fast. None of you drive a car yet, right? But do you sometimes disobey your mom or your teachers? (I thought so!)
Those are just some examples of sin. We all sin. We all need a Savior. Jesus is that Savior! Because of what Jesus did for us, our sins are washed away. We are forgiven! What Good News!
On Christmas morn,
Jesus was born.
The Savior, born for you!
The Savior, born for me!
Tell everyone you see!
Say those words with me, will you? (Repeat the rhyme together several times.)
Listen to the Good News from the Bible one last time. (Read Luke 2:10–11, stressing the words all people, you, and Saviour as you do so.)
The Good News of Christmas makes me so happy! It’s better than the best toys. It’s better than the most delicious ice cream. It’s the best Good News of all!
Let’s pray together. Thank you, heavenly Father, for the Good News that Jesus is the Savior you sent at Christmas. Thank you that he was born for each one of us here today. We are so happy and thankful for all you have done for us. Help us adore you. Help us worship you. Help us tell everyone this Good News! Amen.
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