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   12/20/2020 — Angels Visit   
Fun Fact

Mary was probably about 14 to 16 years of age when she gave birth to Jesus. This was a very common age for young women to be engaged and marry in biblical times. So the son of God was the son of a teenage mother. Joseph was probably slightly older, around 30. Joseph and Mary were a very average couple in Israel at that time. They would have probably been quite poor.

The angel Gabriel's first words to Mary were "Greetings, you who are highly favoured! The Lord is with you." are very important words. "Highly favoured" means "God's holy grace is upon you" and is a divine blessing from God - something that would have never normally been said to a peasant girl like Mary! She would have been very scared by this and that is why Gabriel said "Do not be afraid".

Mary would have been very surprised with the Gabriel saying that the Holy Spirit would be in her, because in the old Jewish stories, only very important people had the Holy Spirit come into them. She might not have even believed that it is was going to happen, so she went to see her cousin Elizabeth, who Gabriel said would have a baby, to see if it was really true. She did this even before she told Joseph about Gabriel and Jesus.


   Lesson At‑a‑Glance   
This Lesson's Focus is Jesus comes to be with us.
  • Read the scripture in Luke 1:26-38
  • Review the Lesson At-a-Glance.
  • Download some fun materials.


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   Fun Material   


Angels Visit Coloring Page (Pre-K)
Angels Visit Activity Page, (Grades 1-2)
Angels Visit Activity Page, (Grades 3-4)
Angels Visit Activity Page, (Grades 5-6)
Angels Visit Family Page




   Fun Videos   


The Story of Christmas (Mary and Joseph) (3:02)
This animated Bible story follows the story of Christmas. It's based on Luke 1: 26-38 and Matthew 1: 18-25.





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