4 Ways Parents Can Focus on Christ this CHRISTmas

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Parents – Help Your Kids Discover the Real Christmas

Christmas! The word itself stirs feelings of extraordinary excitement. And rightly so. Everywhere there are reminders of the holidays season. But Let’s be sure our children know what the excitement is really about.

How can parents help a young child realize that Christmas is a celebration of gratitude to God for His wonderful gift of love? Here are suggestions for ways you can make the biblical and spiritual aspects of Christmas meaningful to your kids:

1. Help your children know the simple facts of Jesus birth as they are recorded in the Scriptures.

  • Read the story of the first Christmas to your child from Bible storybooks or from an easy to understand version of the Bible.
  • Visit your Christian bookstore and choose books/or videos that will appeal to your child.

2. Help your child feel that Jesus is God’s best gift.

  • Remember that much of a child’s response is a reflection of the attitudes he or she sees at home (or at church). Nurture feelings of joy, love and thankfulness in your child.
  • Avoid (as much as possible) the hurry and busyness of Christmas that makes a young child feel alone or “left out”.
  • In the presence of your child, give thanks to God for Jesus.
  • Include your child, in family plans for expressing love to Jesus by caring and loving others. (Make cookies for elderly relatives or those at a nursing home. Send cards to friends. Plan surprises for grandparents. Take canned goods or personal care items to a rescue mission, etc.

3. Help your child express joy, excitement and feelings of love.

  • Include your child in making Christmas decorations, foods, gifts, and cards for family members and friends.
  • Show gladness to your child as you sing the songs of Christmas. Find out and learn the songs your child is learning at church so you can sing them together at home.
  • Be sensitive to moments when it’s natural to talk about God and encourage your child to talk to God with praise and thanksgiving.

4. Keep Santa in the proper perspective.

  • Avoid referring to Santa as a real person. (Explain that Santa legends may be based on a real St. Nicholas who loved God and gave generously to the poor. A useful phrase is, “Talking about Santa is fun, and it’s even better to talk about Jesus who loves us all year long!”)
  • Avoid the “What do you want Santa to bring you for Christmas?” and ‘Be good for Santa” emphases.
  • Bake a birthday cake for Jesus. Children will understand that because Christmas is Jesus’ birthday, there should be a cake! Sing “Happy Birthday” to Jesus and plan together what your family can give Him for a gift.

Credits

I found this simple tips from my home church Calvary Chapel South Bay . I hope you guys enjoy them as we share with you guys and your families. May the Lord bless you and protects you and your families on this Christmas and on the future ones until we rapture. God bless you all.

Shareable Bible Scriptures about the birth of Christ and reason why We Celebrate CHRISTmas!

For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.
John 3:16
New Living Translation (NLT)


For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. The government will rest on his shoulders. And he will be called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Isaiah 9:6
New Living Translation (NLT)


So the Word became human and made his home among us. He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness. And we have seen his glory, the glory of the Father’s one and only Son.
John 1:14
New Living Translation (NLT)


Look! The virgin will conceive a child! She will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel, which means God is with us.
Matthew 1:23
New Living Translation (NLT)


All right then, the Lord himself will give you the sign. Look! The virgin will conceive a child! She will give birth to a son and will call him Immanuel (which means ‘God is with us’).
Isaiah 7:14
New Living Translation (NLT)


But when the right time came, God sent his Son, born of a woman, subject to the law. God sent him to buy freedom for us who were slaves to the law, so that he could adopt us as his very own children. And because we are his children, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, prompting us to call out, “Abba, Father.”
Galatians 4:4-6
New Living Translation (NLT)


Follow Christ

Jesus Christ is waiting for an invitation to come into your life. In fact, he says,

“Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in”
Revelation 3:20


Prayer Support

Are you in any need of prayer? Are troubles in your life or relationship bringing you down?

Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.
Philippians 4:6
New Living Translation (NLT)


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