The Wise Men Find The Christ Child

Matthew 2:1-12

MEMORY VERSE: Matthew 2:[9] When they had heard the king, they departed; and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was.

Far to the east of  Bethlehem where Jesus was born, wise men were watching the stars in the sky. One night they saw a new star. They knew that this new star was a sign that a king was born. The wise men traveled to Jerusalem. “Where is the baby king? Where is this new born King of the Jews? We have seen His star. We have come to worship Him.”

Now, Herod was the king of Israel. He did not like to hear about another king. He wasn’t going to let anyone take his kingdom away from him. Herod did not know that the Savior would never be an earthly king but a Heavenly King.

Herod called together all of the religous leaders in Jerusalem. “Where is this Savior to be born.?” demanded Herod. “The prophets wrote that He shall be born in Bethlehem, ” said the leaders.

Herod called the wise men from the East. “When did you see this star?” he asked. “Go to Bethlehem. Search for the young child. When you find Him, tell me where He is . I want to go to worship Him, too.” Do you think Herod wanted to worship Jesus? So the wise ment set out to find the Christ Child. The star that they had seen in the East appeared. When they saw the star, they were filled with joy. They praised God. The star went before them until it came and stayed over the place where Jesus was.

When the wise men came into the house, they saw Mary and Jesus. They bowed down and worshipped Him.  They gave Him gifts of gold and frankincense and myrrh.

Now, Herod did not really want to worship Jesus. He wanted to kill Him. God warned the wise men in a dream that they should not go back to Herod. They went back to their own country another way.

We thank God for Baby Jesus. Merry Christmas = Happy Birthday Jesus

After sharing the Christmas story with children, give each child a glow-in-the -dark star, and tell them that when they see their star glowing, they will always remember why we celebrate Christmas.

 

SHORT CHRISTMAS PLAY

The Shepherd’s Hear the Good News

A Christmas Play

Cast: Shepherd 1, Shepherd 2, Narrator, Angel, Multitude of Angels

 

Scene 1 – The shepherds are in their fields at night

Shepherds – “Baa, baa” Make sheep sounds

 

Narrator – “On a hillside just outside of Bethlehem, some shepherds were gaurding their sheep one night.

 

 

Scene 2 – Angels Appear – Large angel comes down from the sky

 

Shepherd 1 – “Look!”

 

Shepherd 2 – “What is it?” (scared)

 

Angel 1 – “Don’t be afraid. I have good news for you. This very day in Bethlehem, a Saviour was born for you. He is Christ the Lord. You will find the baby wrapped in cloth lying in a manger.

 

 

 

Scene 3 – Multitude of Angels – Lots of angels come down from the sky

 

Multitude of Angels appear (start Music)

 

Everyone – “Glory to God in the highest heavens and peace on Earth.

 

 

Scene 4Shepherds go to find the Baby – The shepherds move up and down as the backdrop is moved behind them.

 

Narrator – “The Shepherds ran to Bethlehem and found the baby as the angels had described. The shepherds told everyone what had happened and what they saw that night and praised God for sending his Son as he had promised.

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Published on November 30, 2009 at 9:47 pm  Comments (1)  

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  1. Edible Manger

    paper baking cup chocolate pudding Shredded Wheat cereal pretzel nuggets mini marshmallows

    1-fill baking cup 1/2 full of pudding 2-have each child shred the shredded wheat biscuit over pudding to represent hay 3-place the pretzel nugget on the hay to represent the body of baby Jesus 4-top nugget with marshmallow to represent the head of baby Jesus.


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