Week 1: Birth of Jesus

January 1-7

Scriptures
We also included accompanying Jesus Storybook Bible and Big Picture Interactive Bible Storybook references so that younger readers can follow along, too. 

  • Matthew 1-2; Luke 1-2; John 1:1-18

  • Jesus Storybook Bible: He’s Here!, Light of the Whole World, King of All Kings (p. 176-199)

  • Big Picture Interactive Bible Storybook: Jesus was Born (p. 182)

Questions
The questions were written by Leah Frances, Neil, and Charity to help your family discussion time; use the questions you feel are appropriate for the maturity of your family or discussion group.

  1. What role did Mary and Joseph play as part of God’s plan? 

  2. Who were they to Jesus?

  3. Who were some of the people who came to visit Jesus after He was born? What does that mean for us?

  4. How would you respond to an angel appearing to you?

  5. How do you think Mary & Joseph felt while they were in Egypt?

  6. Why did God send Jesus to us?

  7. Matthew 1:25 says that Jesus is “God with us”, and John 1:14 says that Jesus came to live among us. How does God being present with us change how we live each day?