Knowing Him By Name

Day 2 of 25

I Am

Ask the children to shout out “I am” statements surrounding the Christmas story. For example, “I am the one who told the shepherds about Christ’s birth.” The rest of the family can guess who the child is pretending to be.

We can describe ourselves in many ways: “I am a daughter”; “I am a son”; “I am a student.” Jesus described himself as “I am,” too, but He didn’t always add a title afterward. Through this statement, He was describing himself as God. Jesus has always been God and a part of His work in the world. He needs no explanation or title. He simply is and therefore can say, “I am.”

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About this plan

As Matthew 20:28 tells us, "the son of man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many." Families can follow Christ's example by serving others. For each day of Advent, we have found scripture and a family activity or conversation to talk about and show what it means to be the hands and feet of Jesus, so that we may all "Know Him By Name."


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