Epiphany is January 6th on the church calendar. That’s the traditional day to celebrate the visitation of the Magi to the infant Jesus. Here are some activities and lesson plans to use in your Sunday School to mark the occasion.
Epiphany (Visitation of the Magi) Sunday School Lessons
This free printable Sunday School lesson is based on the story of the Wise Men found in Matthew 2:1-13. It’s part of our new series “Heroes of the Christmas Story” (Celebrated and Lesser-Known) that shares the Biblical story of Christmas. The download below includes craft suggestions, worksheets, coloring page, and complete teaching guide.
January 6, 2019 begins the Epiphany season on the traditional church calendar. Here are some of our most popular posts to help you celebrate the visit of the Magi to baby Jesus. Lesson – Magi and Two Very Different Kings (Matthew 2:1-12)
This lesson plan is based on the visit of the wise men to see baby Jesus. First they come to see King Herod, but his dangerous plan fails and the infant Christ escapes to Egypt. Children will learn how God protected the Holy family despite the wicked king.
Epiphany Sunday Video Explanation
Use this free lesson in your children’s church to teach children the biblical story of Christmas. This is the final lesson in a 3 part series about the birth of Christ. It could be modified to use in Sunday School or any children’s ministry setting. Be sure to modify it to best fit your ministry […]
How many of your Nativity sets have wise men in them? Where do you usually place your wise men? Do you want to know where I place mine? Good! I place mine either on the other side of the entertainment center (across from the nativity) or if they are larger, on the other side of […]
This is the final preschool lesson in a 3-part series on The Birth of Christ. It is designed to teach preschooler about the Christmas Story based on the details of the Wise Mens’ visit to see the Jesus. 3 Preschool Christmas LessonsDownload Birth of Jesus Printable BookletDownload It could be used in any setting with […]
King Herod and the Magi: Coloring Pages for Sunday School
“Wise Men” visit Jesus for Sunday School
“Wise Men Follow His Star” Coloring Page – In Matthew 2:2 the wise men travel seeking the new king of Israel. What they discover is a young child who was God come in human flesh. While they did not arrive until some months (or up to 2 years) after Jesus was born, it was at the star above Bethlehem that appeared when he […]
“Wise Men Seeking Jesus” Coloring Sheet – This free coloring page is the second in our new Advent project. Click here to see all the sheets in this series. The illustration shows a group of wise men traveling by camel. They are following the light of the Christmas star and seeking the king who was born. The text says, “Jesus is our Way.” […]
Matthew 2:1-12 (NIV) The Magi Visit the Messiah
2 After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem 2 and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.”
3 When King Herod heard this he was disturbed, and all Jerusalem with him. 4 When he had called together all the people’s chief priests and teachers of the law, he asked them where the Messiah was to be born. 5 “In Bethlehem in Judea,” they replied, “for this is what the prophet has written:
6 “‘But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah,
are by no means least among the rulers of Judah;
for out of you will come a ruler
who will shepherd my people Israel.’
7 Then Herod called the Magi secretly and found out from them the exact time the star had appeared. 8 He sent them to Bethlehem and said, “Go and search carefully for the child. As soon as you find him, report to me, so that I too may go and worship him.”
9 After they had heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they had seen when it rose went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was. 10 When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. 11 On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. 12 And having been warned in a dream not to go back to Herod, they returned to their country by another route.
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