Holiday Children’s Sermon: The Legend of the Christmas Tree
Use the legend of the Christmas tree to teach an enjoyable Christmas Childrens Church Lesson. The legend of the Christmas tree will encourage your students to look for a deeper meaning of Christmas.
Ask the children, “Who has a Christmas tree in their house?” Relate to them that you are going to tell them a legend of how the Christmas tree got its start.
Legend Definition – A legend is a story that may or may not be true that has been handed down from generation to generation.
Many years ago a poor woodsman met a lost and hungry child deep in the woods on Christmas Eve. Even though he barely had enough food for himself, the woodsman gave the child hot food, a warm bed, and shelter for the night.
The woodsman woke the next morning to find the child was gone and a beautiful glittering tree outside his door. The hungry child was really the Christ Child in disguise. He created the tree to reward the good man for his charity and love.
Explain that many people are in need of help with buying food and presents for Christmas. It is the Christian’s duty to help provide for those in need. Encourage the children to talk with their parents about ways they might help someone in need to have a Merry Christmas, just as the woodsman helped the child.
The King will reply, “Truly I tell you, whatever you did for the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.”
Dear God, Thank you for all my blessings. Use the Christmas tree to remind me to help others in need. Amen
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