Sunday School at Home for December 11

The Gifts That Jesus Brings

Theme: Jesus is God’s gift to us.
Scripture: Matthew 11:2-11
Get Ready:
● A calendar
● “When in Doubt, Go to Jesus” video lesson
● Something to play the video
● Poster board or chalkboard
● Something to write with

The Children’s Sermon:
You’ll Need:
● A calendar

SAY: Look at this calendar! Can you believe it? We are only a few days from
Christmas! (Count the days remaining until Christmas.) Have you finished all of your
Christmas shopping? I haven’t!
I’m hoping that you can help me figure out what some of the most popular gifts are
this year. Will you help me?
Raise your hand if you’re hoping to get a doll or stuffed animal for a Christmas gift.
Raise your hand if you’re hoping to get a super-hero toy for a Christmas gift.
Raise your hand if you’re hoping to get an electronics or techy toy for a Christmas
gift.
Raise your hand if you’re hoping to get socks for a Christmas gift.
Those are a lot of gifts that we’re all hoping for--or not hoping for when it comes to
socks. Thanks for helping me.
Those may be some of the most popular gifts that children will find under their
Christmas tree this year, but they don't compare with the gifts we receive from the
Christ of Christmas.
In our Bible lesson today we learn that John the Baptist, even though he was in
prison, was hearing about all the wonderful things Jesus was doing. He sent a
message to Jesus by some of his friends. "Ask Jesus if He is the Messiah we have
been expecting, or should we continue to watch for someone else?"
When they asked Jesus that question, he answered, “Go back to John and tell him
about the things you hear and see: The blind can see. The crippled can walk.
People with harmful skin diseases are healed. The deaf can hear. The dead are
raised to life. And the Good News is told to the poor.”
If you were blind, what better gift could you receive than to be able to see? If you
were crippled, what better gift could you receive than to be able to walk? If you
were dead, what better gift could you receive than the gift of life? Jesus is God’s
gift to us. Jesus came to earth to give us life -- eternal life! What a gift!
PRAY: Dear God, thank You for Jesus! We know that every good gift we receive
comes from You and the greatest gift is eternal life brought down to us through
your Son. In Jesus' name, amen.

“When in Doubt, Go to Jesus” Video Lesson
You’ll Need:
● “When in Doubt, Go to Jesus” video lesson
● Something to play the video
Do This: Tell children that this is a video that will help them understand a little more
about what happened in today’s Bible lesson. Show them the video.


ASK:
● What did you learn about doubt from this video?
● What things did Jesus say were proof that He was the One John had said was
coming?
● How do the things Jesus said prove that He is God?

Christmas Prayer
You’ll Need:
● Poster board or chalkboard
● Something to write with
Get Ready: Write Christmas down the left-hand side of the poster board.
SAY: Jesus is God’s gift to us. What gifts can we give to Jesus?
Have kids give ideas for each letter of the word CHRISTMAS of what WE can give to
JESUS. For example, for “C,” kids may say cash, caring for others, or cleaning up after
dinner.
Write kids’ answers on the poster board. Then lead kids in praying and naming the
things they want to give to Jesus. Have each child finish this prayer starter: “Jesus,
this Christmas I want to give you _______.”

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