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Discovery Park :: December 10, 2017

The following are family resources from Emmanuel Baptist Church, Crestview, Florida designed to help adults continue the conversation of faith at home with their children. Each week, you will find new content that reinforces the things your kids have learned at church.

December 10, 2017

Bible Story Focus: Jesus is born.

Jesus Is Born • Luke 2:1-7

Memory Verse: “God has given a son to us.” Isaiah 9:6, NCV

Key Question: How do we know God loves us?

Bottom Line: God gave us Jesus.

Basic Truth: God loves me.

Come join us this Wednesday night as we celebrate Jesus and the true meaning of Christmas!

 

CHRISTMAS AND THE “G” WORD

By Carey Nieuwhof


There’s a fine line we tread as parents in helping our kids celebrate Christmas. I still remember the almost delirious excitement I had as a child in being able to open gifts at Christmas. Let’s face it, what kid doesn’t love to get gifts at Christmas?

But how do you make sure, as a parent, that you don’t inadvertently fuel greed in your family this Christmas? I suppose you could not give presents and hand out coal. But in my experience, the very best antidote to greed I’ve discovered is generosity. The more I give, the deeper I cut into the greed that lives inside of me . . .

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