Story Time – Advent Day 22

Story Time

Story telling is a beautiful art. It’s a creative way to pass down family tales & traditions from one generation to the next.  This Christmas spend some time sharing those special stories with your family & friends. Relive the memories of Christmas past by reflecting on your most memorable Christmas moment or a favorite Christmas tradition.

300px-Gerard_van_Honthorst_001Begin by sharing the greatest story ever told. Read Luke 2:1-20 as a family. Take turns reading the verses. Be creative in the way you tell the story.  For fun, get out the bathrobes, sheets, & towels, put on costumes & act out the story.  Put yourselves in the story. What would it have been like if you had been one of the shepherds, the inn keeper, or the wise men? Spend some time talking about why the birth of Jesus is the greatest story ever told.  Share how Jesus makes a difference in your lives.

Make this story time special, remembering the words of Psalm 78:4, “…we will tell the next DOC093012-09302012114610-0029 generation the praise worthy deeds of the Lord, his power, and the wonders he has done.” Tell your children & grandchildren, nieces or nephews your favorite Bible verse and why this passage of scripture has special meaning for you. Take turns reading your favorite Bible stories or talking about your favorite Bible characters. What special quality makes those biblical characters stand out for you? Which Bible character would you want to be like? Ask each other to share which character you see reflected in each other’s lives.

Share how you see Jesus in each other. Talk about how God has blessed your family & friends during the past year. End with prayer asking God to help each of you grow in your understanding of how His story is the greatest story ever told!

 

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About faithumchurch

Spiritual Formation Director at Faith United Methodist Church in North Canton, Ohio
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