April 20, 2014
John 20:1-18
1 Corinthians 15:19-26
Acts 10:34-43
Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24

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"Happy Birthday" to Jesus



from the book
GOD IS ALWAYS NEAR
Object Lessons and other Worship Stories for Children


SHIRLEY JENNINGS



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As we worship together on Christmas day, we have the opportunity to celebrate Jesus' birthday.

Objects: the white candle, lighted, in an Advent wreath.

Here we are together again this morning. We were here together just last night. It was last night that we acted out the story of the night Jesus was born.

Who came to see Jesus? Right. The shepherds. The Wise Men. Were they happy to see Jesus?

What's the name of this special day today? Right again. See that white candle burning in the Advent wreath? That's a birthday candle. Whose birthday are we celebrating today? Right. Jesus' birthday.

We aren't usually together at church on Jesus' birthday, so we don't sing "Happy Birthday" to him, but today we can. I've asked [___] to play the birthday song through once on the organ and then I want everyone here in church today to sing "Happy Birthday" to Jesus. You may play now, [___].

Happy birthday to you,
Happy birthday to you,
Happy birthday, dear...

This Children's Sermon titled '"Happy Birthday" to Jesus' is based on Luke 2:15-20. This Children's Sermon is excerpted from the book ''. SermonSuite offers online sermons and professionally published sermons, lectionary sermons, non-lectionary sermons, children's sermons, sermon illustrations, worship resources, preaching resources, sermons on prayer, prayers, Christian drama, lectionary worship, lectionary workbooks and homilies. ...

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