Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Heart of Christmas Kids Advent Devotional Day 3

NOTE: These devotional will mainly be verses and questions. My goal is to ensure that my children understand the meaning of the verse and it how it relates to the true celebration of Christmas. I will listen to their response and lead our discussion based on their thoughts, so in reality the questions may change. I will base my responses on their level of understanding of the verse we are discussing. We will then hang the ornament depicted each day on our special little tree. 

See my original post detailing the inspiration behind my Heart of Christmas Devotional HERE!

REAL LIFE: So I must confess that the day 2 got away from me with salt dough ornament painting, naps, Tae Kwan Do and work! Therefore, tomorrow we will be doing Day 2 and Day 3! LOL! This is real life, guys!

Day 3 – God had a plan from the very beginning!

Today's Verse:
"I'm declaring war between you and the Woman,
    between your offspring and hers.
He'll wound your head, you’ll wound his heel." 
(Genesis 3:15, the Message)

Who is speaking in this passage?

God makes this statement after Adam and Eve have sinned. It is what we call a prophecy. Prophetic verses foretell something that is going to happen in the future. So basically, in the Old Testament, God gave information to men about the coming of Jesus and his plan for saving us from our sins.

Who is God speaking to in this passage?

Which is worse, a head wound or a heel wound?

So if a head wound is worse, who and what is events is this passage talking about?

Memory Verse 

(As a four year old, Grace will have two verses or parts of a verse to work on each week. Anthony will have larger sections to memorize because he is nine and memorizes verses at a rapid pace. NOTE: I learned this passage in the KJV which is not the usual version I memorize in now, but it will be forever embedded in my heart in KJV. Plus, for this particular passage, KJV has such a lovely poetic flow to it, thus my children will learn it in KJV as well.)

Let's practice our verses again!

Grace – “’Glory to God in the Highest, peace on earth, good will to men!’” (Luke 2:14)

Anthony – “And suddenly, there was with the angel a multitude of heavenly host, praising God and saying "Glory to God in the highest, peace on earth, good will to men.” (Luke 2:13-14)

Blessings this Christmas Season,

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