Object lesson - Jesus is born: Candles of Christmas

The story of the four candles

This  is the story of four candles – the candle of Peace, the candle of Trust, the candle of Love and of course the candle of Hope. 

This idea is part of a complete Sunday school lesson on the birth of Jesus. 


What do you need: 

- four large candles and four candle holders.
- four cards with the words PEACE, TRUST, LOVE and HOPE on them.
  Make sure they are easily readable from a distance and place them in front of the four candles, or
  stick them around the candles.
- a glass to put over one of the candles to put it out.


Before you start telling the story, light all four candles. 

What do you do: 

Tags: Object lessons, Christmas , Children's moments in church, Advent , Light / Darkness

Scripture reference: Matthew 1:1-17, Matthew 1:18-25, Matthew 2:1-12, Matthew 2:13-23, Luke 1: 5-25, Luke 1:26-38, Luke 1:39-56, Luke 1:57-80, Luke 2:1-7, Luke 2: 8-21, Luke 2:22-40, Isaiah 9:2-7, Isaiah 7:14, Isaiah 11:1, John 1:14, Romans 6:23, Galatians 4:4-5, 1 Timothy 1:15-17, Titus 3:3-7, Micah 5:2, Zechariah 9:9, John 3:16, Isaiah 40:1-11, 1 John 5:11
You can use this idea in a: Children's Sunday School, Christmas service, children's ministry, kids ministry, children's work, creative prayer, prayer room, Messy church, school assemblies, RE lessons, small churches , youth work, youth group. teenagers