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Bethany Darwin

Who Is Jesus? 5-Week Christmas Curriculum (download only)

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This Christmas, help your students grow their picture of who Jesus is. Through these 5 Christmas lessons, children will not only see Jesus as the baby in the manger but will get a full picture of the person of Jesus Christ. They'll wait with anticipation after hearing the prophecies of Jesus' birth, they'll marvel as those prophecies are fulfilled in Jesus and then will see how Jesus lived during His time on earth; being fully God and fully man.

These 5 lessons are best taught in the 3 weeks leading up to Christmas and the 2 weeks after Christmas. "Who is Jesus?" is part of a year-long series called "Big Truths for Young Hearts" and these lessons are found in unit 2 of the series. 

Click here to download and preview the free sample lesson from this series.

“Big Truths for Young Hearts” is a 52-week lesson series based on the book ‘Big Truths for Young Hearts’ by Bruce Ware. In this book, Dr. Ware unpacks the riches of God’s word in a systematic way designed to help kids to grasp the big picture of who God is and all He desires us to know through His Word.

This year-long curriculum series takes the concepts, or the BIG TRUTHS, presented in the book and provides teachers, parents, and churches with all the resources they need to proclaim those truths to the children in their lives. The curriculum units follow the chapters in Dr. Ware’s book. 

Age group: Elementary – K-6/ ages 5-11

Outline of Lessons:

  • A Person Who was Alive Long Before He was Born
    • Text – Isaiah 9:6
    • Prophecies of Jesus’ Birth
    • Main Point – Jesus is the I Am

  • How Jesus Emptied Himself in Becoming Also a Man
    • Text – Philippians 2:5-11
    • Jesus Humbled Himself
    • Main Point – Jesus became a man to die our death

  • The Incarnation: God and Man Together
    • Text – John 1 & Luke 2
    • The Birth of Jesus
    • Main Point – Jesus is Immanuel: God with Us

  • Jesus Lived in the Power of the Spirit
    • Text – Isaiah 61 & Luke 4
    • Jesus taught that He is the Messiah
    • Main Point – Jesus lived in the power of the Holy Spirit

  • Jesus Resisted Temptation, Living a Sinless Life
    • Text – Matthew 4:1-11
    • The Temptations of Jesus
    • Main Point – Jesus resisted temptation in the power of the Holy Spirit

Each lesson in this curriculum is designed to be taught over a 60-90 minute time frame to elementary students (K-6th) and includes the following elements: opening activities, large group worship, large group teaching guides, small group application activities for 2 different age groups, printable activity sheets, memory verse posters, take-home pages for family devotions and more.


    AUTHOR’S BIO: Bethany Darwin spent 20 years working full-time in children’s ministry before recently coming home to raise her son. During her years in children’s ministry, Bethany discovered gaps in available curriculum and often struggled to find a curriculum that worked in her church setting. It was this discovery that awakened a passion in her for writing children’s ministry curriculum. 

    Bethany is a popular curriculum writer for Ministry-to-children and you can find many resources of hers there. You can connect with Bethany through Facebook at ‘Treasure Trunk Books’ or on IG at ‘Treasure Trunk Kids.’ On these pages she shares articles and resources for families as well as what she is doing to point her little one to Christ. You can also find other resources of hers there. Bethany is a member of Grace Community Church in Los Angeles. 

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    Patricia Perez
    5 week lesson

    Our children's pastor retired and I offered to help until a new one could be found. Needed material and found your site. The PDF is perfect. It has everything needed to teach S.S. including lesson plans. The price was so reasonable. We are a small church so I needed something good and affordable. Thank You

    Patricia Perez

    Thank you for keeping the cost down on your materials. I know these things can be costly. I love that your lessons are flexible for different age groups. Our children's pastor stepped down, and I am volunteering to help until a new one can be found and love the idea of everything in one place. Well done, be blessed, and thank you again.

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