December 24th Parent Note for Remix/Revolution

Hi Remix, Revolution & SPIN Parents!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful Christmas holiday! We have uploaded a Bible story video, weekly devotionals, as well as some music to our awesome Kids’ Time website www.nhckidstime.com. Check it out!

We finish up the month in Luke 2:8-20. God wanted to announce to the world that His son Jesus was born and He chose to do that through some shepherds. Now, shepherds were not that important, they weren’t famous, and they weren’t royalty. It was as if God was saying, “You can have joy because the gift of Jesus is for everyone—regardless of who you are.”

Bottom Line: I can have joy because God’s story is for everyone. The birth of Jesus was good news for every person of every social class and nationality, regardless of their mess, regardless of their circumstances, regardless of their status. We want all kids to know that Jesus came for them!

In Philippians 4:4, we read, “Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again – rejoice!” (NLT). As kids memorize this verse, we hope they remember that their joy is not tied to their circumstances. Instead, we find joy when we realize that we belong to God. When we trust God no matter what, we can find joy knowing that whatever happens He is in control.

See you in January!

Much love, Courtney

Courtney Straightiff Coordinator of Elementary Ministry New Hope Church Courtney.Straightiff@newhope.org

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