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The Shepherds Hear The Good News

Updated: Jan 14

How To: Children's Bible Lessons

(refer to the peg dolls or pictures as you review)

We have met several people from our Bible story now. This is Mary. The angel Gabriel came to tell her she would have a baby. This is Joseph, who was engaged to Mary. An angel visited him in a dream one night to tell him God’s plan. Let’s see what we have in our Bible Story Box today.

(Have each child take an item out of the box.)

(Items: shepherd and sheep peg doll, toy sheep, cotton balls for pretend sheep, an angel, etc.)

What did you get from the box? What/Who do you think that is? Let’s listen to find out what happened next.

The night the baby was born, some shepherds were in the fields nearby watching their sheep. An angel of the Lord stood before them. God’s glory was shining all around them and they became very frightened. The angel said them, “Do not be afraid. I am bringing you good news that will be a joy for all people.” The angel told them that that day, their Savior was born in Bethlehem. He told them the baby was Christ the Lord! Then he told them how to know when they had found him. Now if a very important baby is born, you might expect to see that baby in a fine palace, but no. The angel told the shepherds they would find the baby wrapped in clothes and lying in a feeding box for animals.