Day 1- The Birth of Christ

Ornament: Star

Scripture Reading: Luke 2:1-7

Video: Mary and Joseph Travel to Bethlehem

Picture: Mary and Joseph

Discussion Questions

What do you think Mary and Joseph experienced on their journey to Bethlehem and Jesus’ birth in a stable?

  • What kinds of things might you do that would be like turning away Jesus at the inn?


“We remember with gratitude that night of nights which marked the fulfillment of prophecy when a lowly manger cradled a newborn child. With the birth of the babe in Bethlehem, there emerged a great endowment, a power stronger than weapons, a wealth more lasting than the coins of Caesar. This child, born in such primitive circumstances, was to be the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords, the promised Messiah—even Jesus Christ, the Son of God.”

Thomas S. Monson, The Upward Reach, Ensign Magazine, November 1993