When Mary found out she was going to have a baby, the angel told her not to be afraid. When Joseph, Mary’s husband-to-be, found out Mary was going to have a special baby from God, the angel told him not to be afraid. When the shepherds in the fields saw the angels proclaiming the birth of Jesus, the angels told them not to be afraid.
Have you ever been in a room at night and turned out the lights? Have you ever hidden in a cupboard during hide and seek? Have you ever pulled the covers right up over your head in bed?
Being in the dark can sometimes be fun—but it can also be a little scary. The good news is that it’s easy to get rid of the dark just by having some light.
Have you ever looked forward to something good happening in your family? Maybe you were going on a holiday. Maybe someone you loved was coming to visit. Maybe you were getting a new puppy or kitten. It’s so much fun to look forward to something good. And it’s even more exciting when that good thing finally happens.
A long, long time ago something happened.
Something very good happened.
Fairytales are such fun to read. We read about dastardly villains and dashing heroes, unlikely events and the battle between good and evil. Sometimes, the life of Jesus can sound like a fairytale too—even though it isn’t.
How do you get ready for Christmas? Maybe you put up a Christmas tree, listen to Christmas carols or open the door of an Advent calendar each day in December. It’s
so much fun looking forward to Christmas Day, when we celebrate the birth of Jesus.
At times, it seems the people who told the stories of Jesus struggled to explain just how amazing this event was. So they used all kinds of different words to try to explain a Baby, who was human and God, a king and a saviour, even while still a baby. So what did it mean to recognise the baby Jesus as a king? Storyteller David Edgren reflects on what kind of kingdom Jesus would lead.
Jesus was sent to our world to save us. But did you know that He’s only one part of God? It’s sometimes hard to understand, but God is a community of three Persons working as one.
Lorenzo Berry from Parkes SDA Church is inviting you on the Road to Bethlehem
Jesus was the Son of God, but He was also human. In the Bible, we read about Jesus being tired, hungry, thirsty, angry and sad. Those are all feelings and experiences that humans have. It appears that Jesus understood that He was God’s Son, but He really wanted people to know He was human too.
Have you ever sat in the garden and watched the insects that live there? Bees, butterflies, caterpillars and ants. It’s like a whole miniature world beneath our feet. It’s fun to watch insects—but would you like to be one?
We are excited to announce Road to Bethlehem is virtual again for 2021 and we invite you to join us for a month-long journey along the Road to Bethlehem!
Register today to receive daily links with activities for the kids, readings about the stories that surrounded the birth of Jesus, musical items and conversations and so much more. We will be busy on social media each day too so stay tuned and watch this space!
We invite everyone to register and enjoy this free program from the comfort of your own device at a time that suits you each day.
As this is Road to Bethlehem we also have a free gift we wish to give you, so register your spot in the program today.
A long time ago, people told and retold the stories of Jesus’ birth, life, death and resurrection. His story changed their lives. It changed the way they lived, the way they thought and the way they treated others. The Christmas story and the story of Jesus can do the same for us today. Hope happened when Jesus was born. Hope still happens today—and we can help make hope real