Luke 2's Birth of Jesus stories: Decree, Journey, Manger, Shepherds
The Bible's Christmas story is a collection of many stories. Because Rotation Model Sunday Schools tend to focus on individual stories for weeks at a time, we tend to break up the Christmas story and teach a different part of it each year."This year Luke's version, next year Matthew's," for example, then teach an "overview" in year three, Mary's Son in year four, and the Magi or story of Zechariah in the Temple in year five. Learn more about how Rotation Modeler's teach their Advent stories.
That's why the lessons and ideas in this "Luke" forum mostly focus on Luke 2's account of Jesus' birth beginning with the "decree from Caesar Augustus," Joseph and Mary's journey to Bethlehem, "she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in bands of cloth and laid him in a manger, because there was no place in the guest room," and the story of the angels appearing to the Shepherds.
If you're looking for Luke 1's stories about the angel Gabriel & Mary, Mary's visit to Elizabeth, and Mary's Song of Joy, as well as the stories of the Magi, Anna, Zechariah, and Matthew 2's story of the Magi, Wisemen, then return to the main Christmas Story Forums for links to those specific stories.
Note! Our Writing Team's "Jesus is Born!" lesson set has lessons covering both Matthew 1 and Luke 2's story of Jesus' birth. This set is open to all.