In The Light Before Christmas, a four-week Advent Sunday School curriculum download by best-selling author Marty Machowski guides children in learning about the reason we celebrate Christmas. Each lesson points to Christ, the Light of the World who came to save us from the darkness of sin. Through a Bible study of light and darkness, children will discover how the theme of light weaves its way through the Christmas story and God’s plan of salvation.
This two-level (preschool and elementary) curriculum consists of lessons that include Scripture readings, dramas, object lessons, discussion questions, activity pages, crafts, and songs.
Week 1: A Great Light in a Land of Deep Darkness (Isaiah 9:2–7)
Week 2: Jesus the Light of Men (John 1:1–18)
Week 3: Glory to God in the Highest (Luke 2:1-20)
Week 4: A Light to the Gentiles (Luke 2:21–35)
Also available for families is The Light Before Christmas family Advent devotional that will reinforce the truths learned at church as families gather for reading and worship at home. Together, the devotional and curriculum will help families see the light of Jesus shining bright not only in the Advent season, but all year long.
Marty Machowski is a Family Life Pastor at Covenant Fellowship Church in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania, where he has served on the pastoral staff for over thirty years. He is the author of several books including The Gospel Story Bible, Long Story Short, Old Story New, the Gospel Story Curriculum, the Prepare Him Room advent devotional and curriculum, Wise Up family devotional and curriculum, Listen Up family devotional and curriculum, Dragon Seed, The Ology, Don't Blame the Mud, Parenting First Aid, Parenting First Aid Study Guide, God Made Me for Heaven, and The Light Before Christmas advent devotional and curriculum. He and his wife, Lois, have six children and two grandchildren, and they reside in West Chester, Pennsylvania.
Sarah Bland-Halulko lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and identical twin daughters. Sarah’s imaginative style was crafted by her mentors and life experiences. Her favorite forms of artistic expression include pen and ink drawing, watercolor, and photography. She is the illustrator of Prepare Him Room advent devotional and curriculum and The Light Before Christmas advent devotional and curriculum.
- Marty Machowski
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- 5-11 Years