Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Advent Calendar: Day 3

Read Matthew 1:1-17.

Discussion Questions:
What is a genealogy
What is a generation?
Who was Jesus's parents?

Optional: Read Micah 5:2
Can you find in Matthew 1:1-17 where Jesus comes from "the clan of Judah"?

Activity: Genealogy Tree

Obviously, a genealogy tree can bring up mixed feeling with an adopted child, so here's an alternative: Have your child draw a picture of themselves. Their body will be the trunk of the tree. Have 2 branches coming from the trunk. One branch will be the bio family and the other branch will be the adopted family. You can fill in as much as you would like or as much as your child wants. If you don't have any information on the bio family, that's ok. You don't have to worry about making sure everything is filled in or perfect. You don't even have to do this activity at all if this is a difficult subject for your family.

We will draw 3 branches coming from the trunk because my daughter had a birth family, then a foster family for 6 years, and now her adoptive family.

Pray for the 17.9 million children who have been orphaned because of HIV/AIDS, most of them in Sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia.

Give $1 for every family member you have.

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