Christmas Articles for Everyone

Whether you’re a parent or leader, we have created a pretty good compilation of Christmas articles over the years. Whatever your need may be, we hope you find something here that will be helpful for you in your ministry to kids at home, church, or school.

Christmas Conversations

You have the decorations. You have the gifts and the wrapping paper. You have all the ingredients for all the Christmas goodies and you have the best intentions to make sure you share the REAL meaning of Christmas with your kids this year. What you don’t have is time! Despite the fact that retailers throw up the Christmas…

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The Messages We Send About Christmas

The Holidays. We love them, but sometimes we dread them, too. Our society has placed such an emphasis on “stuff,” that most of us find ourselves, soon after Thanksgiving, stressing over money and tight schedules, and how will we ever get all the gifts and make it to all the events this season? This has…

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Stocking Stuffer Ideas to Encourage Faith in Kids

It’s that time of year. Christian parents and teachers are thinking about appropriate Christmas gifts for their kids. So, why not use the gifts themselves as opportunities to encourage a child’s faith? The right gift can become a regular reminder that Jesus is more than a reason to celebrate Christmas. Now, please understand that we’re…

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Jesus, His Name

The name “Jesus” is the English transliteration of the Greek Ιήσούς /YEY-soos/. Jesus (Ιήσούς) is the Greek name for the Hebrew name “Joshua” (Yeshua), which means “Yahweh is salvation” or “Yahweh saves.” Bible names are almost always significant and that is certainly true of Jesus’ name. Naming Jesus After learning his fiancée Mary was pregnant,…

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Bethlehem

Bethlehem, a small town located about 5 miles southwest of Jerusalem, is best known as the place where Jesus was born (see Luke 2:4-7). Ephrath (or Ephrathah) is another name for Bethlehem. It can actually be visited today, although it is in Palestinian controlled territory. Bethlehem in the Bible The town is first mentioned in…

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