Advent Day 9

Joseph and the Angel

Read: Matthew 1:18-21

Special verse: But as he considered these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary as your wife, for that which is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. – Matthew 1:20

Discuss: Joseph was afraid and confused when Mary told him she was going to have a baby.  He wasn’t sure if he should still marry her.  But when the angel came to him in a dream, he understood who this baby would be; God’s son!  Why do you think God wanted Joseph to be a father to Jesus on Earth?  Who are some men in your life that take care of you or show you love?

Week 2 Craft: A very simple paper angel craft can be found here.  If you have more time, here is a link to a great nativity ornament you can make with your kids.


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