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Teach Your Children at Christmas: 5 Lessons From the Season

3. God Works Through Weakness

Another lesson to teach your children at Christmas is how God works through weakness. God often chooses the unlikely and weak to use in his story of redemption. Mary was a simple, poor girl from an insignificant town. Peter was an uneducated fisherman. God displays his glory by working through our weaknesses. This is seen most dramatically in Jesus’ death on the cross in our place. Then his resurrection on Easter secured our victory over sin and death.

4. God Keeps His Promises

Another important truth to emphasize during this season is that God always keeps his promises. Begin with the promise of a Savior after the Fall and go through the Old Testament. Look at God’s promise to redeem his people, culminating in the fulfilled promise in Christ.

5. The Names of Christ

Last year, my children learned a different name for Jesus each day during Advent. We studied names such as Messiah, Lamb of God, Immanuel, Alpha and Omega, and Prince of Peace. Teaching children the names of Jesus and what they mean helps them know more about Jesus, his character, and his work.

We made a paper chain with a different name printed on each link. Another way to learn the names is to create an ornament for each. Then hang them on a Christmas tree each time you study a name.

Take advantage of all these great opportunities to teach your children at Christmas. Spend time in God’s Word. Show kids the promised Messiah and how God fulfilled that promise through the baby born in Bethlehem. Help them see that Jesus is the greatest gift they could ever receive. And he is also the greatest gift they can share with others!

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Christina Fox is a homeschooling mom, licensed mental health counselor, and writer. She lives in sunny south Florida with her husband of sixteen years and their two boys.