This Christmas tract tells the biblical story of Jesus' birth.
The true story of Christmas is that God sent his Son, Jesus, to be born on earth because he wants us to be with him forever!
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The True Story of Christmas
More than 2000 years ago, there lived a young woman named Mary. She was preparing to be married to a man named Joseph.
One day, an angel appeared to Mary and said,
“Listen! You will soon have a son, and you will name him Jesus. The baby will be holy and will be called the Son of God.”
Around the time for Jesus to be born, the Roman rulers ordered everyone to return to their hometown to be counted.
Joseph and Mary had to travel to the town of Bethlehem.
When Joseph and Mary arrived at Bethlehem, the town was very crowded. They had to stay where animals were kept.
While they were there, baby Jesus was born. Mary wrapped him with pieces of cloth and placed him in a manger.
That night, in a field near Bethlehem, shepherds were looking after their sheep.
An angel appeared to them and said, “I bring you good news of great joy for all people. Today in Bethlehem, a Savior has been born. He is Christ the Lord!”
Then many more angels appeared, praising God for the birth of Jesus.
Sometime later, wise men from the east saw a bright, new star in the sky. They knew it was a sign that a great King had been born.
The wise men followed the star to look for the child.
When they found Jesus, they bowed down, worshiped him and gave him gifts.
This is the true story of Christmas.
Christmas is the day we celebrate the birth of Jesus.
God sent his Son, Jesus, to be born on earth because he loves us very much.
For God loved the world so much
that he gave his one and only Son,
so that everyone who believes in him
will not perish but have eternal life.
God loves us so much that he wants to be with us forever and ever! But we cannot be with God because we have all sinned. We have all done things that are wrong. Telling lies, fighting and stealing are examples of sins.
So God sent his Son, Jesus, to come to earth to die on the cross so that all of our sins can be forgiven.
And on the third day, Jesus became alive again!
If you choose to accept this perfect Christmas gift of Jesus, you can be with God forever and ever.
You can accept Jesus by:
1. Admitting that you have sinned and asking God to forgive you,
2. Believing that Jesus died on the cross to be punished instead of you, and
3. Inviting Jesus into your life to help you turn away from sin.
You can talk to Jesus about this right now:
Dear Jesus, I know that I have sinned. I believe that you died on the cross to take the punishment for my sins. Please forgive all of my sins. Please come into my life and help me turn away from doing wrong. Thank you that because you took the punishment for my sins, I can have a relationship with you now and will one day be with you in heaven. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen