Second Sunday After Christmas Church School Lesson and Game to Play at Home
Updated: Jan 11
Here is our lesson for the Second Sunday after Christmas:
Sharing New and Goods from the past week. On this Sunday you can reflect back on the holiday and the special moments spent with family.
Thank you for bringing us together today.
Thank you for our friends from California who are able to join us. Please open our hearts to your message as we learn about the three wise men.
In Jesus’ Name we pray, Amen
Our Bible story today comes from Matthew 2:1-12
After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi[a] from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.”
When King Herod heard this he was disturbed, and all Jerusalem with him. 4 When he had called together all the people’s chief priests and teachers of the law, he asked them where the Messiah was to be born. “In Bethlehem in Judea,” they replied, “for this is what the prophet has written:
“‘But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for out of you will come a ruler who will shepherd my people Israel.’[b]”
Then Herod called the Magi secretly and found out from them the exact time the star had appeared. He sent them to Bethlehem and said, “Go and search carefully for the child. As soon as you find him, report to me, so that I too may go and worship him.”
After they had heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they had seen when it rose went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was. When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. And having been warned in a dream not to go back to Herod, they returned to their country by another route.
We watched this video to help us learn the story:
There is also a game that you can play at home. Click HERE to access the game!
Here are the instructions:
Please help us to follow you just as the wise men followed the star to baby Jesus.
And please help us to continually give you gifts as we go along our own journeys.
Help us to show your love to others in this new year.
In Jesus' name we pray, Amen.