3. (Ask the child:) What do you have to do to accept my gift? (Just take it!)
But have you received my gift if you just hold it and look at the present? (No)
If you are going to ACCEPT my gift, what do I want you to do? (Open and enjoy it!)
If you got a new bicycle for Christmas, your parents donít want you to just park it
in your room and look at it once in a while. What do they want you to do?
ENJOY IT --- Have fun riding it!)
4. Receiving a GIFT & Receiving Jesus:
Knowing about Jesus and hearing about Him doesnít mean you received Him.
How do you receive Jesus as Godís special gift?
(Ask Him to be your Savior, invite Him to lead & guide you, to forgive you.
Let Him help you each day, talk to Him & enjoy Him!)
If anyone here today has not received Jesus as your Savior, you can right now.
(Take time to let the children respond.)
(Make sure the child to whom you gave the gift knows he or she can keep it.
Pass out some other small gifts or treats for the other children to enjoy at this time.)
From the book,
The First Christmas Tree . . .
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