Learn from the experiences of several of the characters in the Christmas Story and discover even more about this amazing story than we ever thought was possible. God sent His Son as a GIFT to the world! He was our Savior, our King, our Lord! But, God also has many other GIFTs that He wants to give each of us. We are reminded of these gifts when we read the Christmas Story. God loves to give GIFTs to His children. The Angel told Mary that she would give birth to a Son that would be the Savior of the World, giving God undeserved love to every human being. That’s the GIFT of Grace!Mary visited her cousin, Elizabeth, shortly after this news. When she arrived, the baby in Elizabeth womb (John the Baptist) leaped for joy! God wants to give each of us the GIFT of Joy as well! The Angels appeared before the shepherds and sang a song of Peace on Earth. God wants to give us the GIFT of Peace when our lives seem upside down. After Jesus’ birth, some Wise Men came to see Him. When we need wisdom, that is where we should go as well; to Jesus. He gives the Gift of Wisdom to all who ask for it.
Contains Lesson Intro Video segments that introduce each lesson featuring Kandy Kane, the owner of a toy store called "Toy Town”; Power Verse Videos featuring "Joy", the happy gift wrapper at "Toy Town"; a countdown video, bloopers, and many other videos to enhance the Christmas lessons. Also includes weekly "Rap It Up" segments featuring “Skittles", The Candy Rapper. Each week the children will laugh hysterically as "Skittles" does a rap that applies the week's lesson to everyday life. Includes graphic art for promo, PowerPoint games, puppet skits, and PowerPoint slides used for Power Verse, the Big Idea, and illustrated messages. Also contains Adobe .PDF and Microsoft Publisher files of the entire Leader's Manual to personalize each lesson to your service's needs.
Music: contains weekly sound effects, "Offering Time" song, instrumental songs for game time, and bonus songs.
Click HERE for a sample Large Group lesson.
Lesson 1: The Gift of GRACE (Angel Visits Mary)
Lesson 2: The Gift of JOY (Mary Visits Elizabeth)
Lesson 3: The Gift of PEACE (Angels Visit the Shepherds)
Lesson 4: The Gift of WISDOM (The Wise Men Visit Jesus)