Where do you see reminders of the biblical story of Christmas?
Lights on houses?
Ribbons to represent gifts, and gifts themselves?
Stars on trees, or in street decorations?
What do they remind us of?
You will find all these ideas in the story of the first Christmas
Read the story below ( based on Luke 2:5-21)
Mary had her baby; Jesus was born. That night a group of shepherds were guarding their sheep in some nearby fields.
Suddenly an angel appeared above them as well as a very bright light. The shepherds were terrified but the angel told them not
to be afraid; that this very night the Saviour had been born. The angel said that they would recognise the Saviour because He
would be lying on a bed of hay and wrapped in strips of cloth.
Then, suddenly a large group of angels came down from heaven to join the first. They praised God and said ‘peace on earth to all
those who please God!’
After the angels had left the shepherds said, ‘Let’s go to Bethlehem and see what the Lord has told us about.’
When they found Mary and Joseph they saw a baby lying in a bed of hay just as the angel had told them. They told Mary and
Joseph everything they had seen and heard. Everyone was very amazed and excited by what was happening.
The shepherds eventually left Mary and Joseph and went back to their flocks. They praised God; everything they had seen and
heard had been exactly as the angel said.
Why not watch these SRI Christmas videos?
Some Christmas Songs to Enjoy
Why not learn this song from Colin Buchanan: https://youtu.be/0wS45KsVtqQ ?
This one is called 'Baby in a Manger' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmjUkmrjpYo
Do you know this song, 'It's Christmas"? https://youtu.be/LXQSFgNzUQE
Below is an overview of the SRI Christianity materials used in Victorian Government Primary Schools.
In these materials, the students are introduced to Christian belief in relation to the follow themes:
Who is Jesus and what is He like?
What is significant about Easter and Christmas?
A Christian understanding of forgiveness and being sorry
The wonder of the natural world and how we respond to it
Key elements of God’s character
We have privileges and responsibilities
What is God like?
The natural world including people
Easter and Christmas
Making a difference and dealing with difference
Global challenges and our response to them
Genres in the Bible