Series: Creation Series for Toddlers
Lesson Number: Sample of lessons to come
Lesson Title: God Made a Special Star
Memory Verse: Matthew 2:2 We saw His star in the east and have come to worship Him.
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Genesis 1:16&17 He made the stars and God put them in the heavens to give light on the earth.
Matthew 2:1-11; One of the stars that God made was a very special star. Some people look at the stars and study them. One day some wise men studied the stars. They saw the very special star that God had made. They decided that this star was a sign that a new king had been born and they wanted to see this King. They packed up many treasures to give as a gift to the new King. Then they got on their camels and they traveled a very long way.
Do you know what a camel looks like? (Show a camel picture) How would you like to go for a long trip riding on a camel instead of in a car?
The men followed in the direction of the star kind of like you would follow a map. Finally the men came to the country where Jesus was born. They asked “Where is the new King? (“For we saw His star in the east and have come to worship Him”) They were sent to the little town of Bethlehem. So they got back on the camels and again followed the star to Bethlehem. The star went in front of them and then it stopped over the place where they found the baby Jesus. Here was the new King they were looking for. Then they opened their treasures and gave gifts to Jesus.
Jesus is not a little baby any more but we can worship Him too. He is God’s Son and He loves us very much. We can worship Him by loving Him. He likes to hear us say “I love you Jesus. Thank you for loving me!”