"Stations of the Nativity" Resources
You may be more familiar with the "Stations of the Cross"--a devotional practice used during the time of Lent. We've found a few "Stations of the Manger" and "Stations of the Nativity" that we wanted to share with you.
You could use these as
...an Advent Bible Story Trail
...a devotional experience for your families'
...a traveling worship service, especially if combined with music
The resources that we will be listing include a wide variety of Biblical passages and events in the Nativity Story--too many to include in one program! So you can choose which ones would be best to include for your church families. You could also choose to add additional passages such as the first promise of the Messiah in Genesis 3. The most commonly cited passages are:
- In the Beginning (John 1:1-5)
- Prophecy of the Coming Savior (Isaiah 7:14)
- Gabriel Visits Mary (Luke 1:26-38)
- Mary Visits Elizabeth (Luke 1:39-45)
- Mary's Song (Luke 1:46-56)
- Birth of John the Baptist (Luke 1:57-66)
- Angel Appears to Joseph in a Dream (Matthew 1:18-25)
- Journey to Bethlehem and Birth of Jesus (Luke 2:1-7)
- Angels Appear to the Shepherds (Luke 2:8-14)
- Shepherds Worship Jesus (Luke 2:15-20)
- Presentation at the Temple/Blessing of Simeon (Luke 2:21-40)
- Visit of the Magi (Matthew 2:1-12)
- The Flight to Egypt (Matthew 2:13-15)
Here are some resources that we have found--feel free to add more!
The Stations of Christmas includes a picture, a very short reflection, and a prayer for each of the eleven stations. It doesn't include the Bible verse references, so refer to the list above.
This Stations of the Nativity booklet contains a picture/clipart and the Bible verse reference for each of fourteen stations. There are no reflections or prayers.
For adults.... this PDF includes twelve Stations of the Manger. Included in each station are the Bible passage, a short reflection, a prayer, a suggested hymn, and a response.
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