In time, Elizabeth became pregnant and gave birth to a baby boy, just as the angel had said. I am also taking advantage of it being winter, and there being an over abundance of fun and exciting crafts for this time of year. But they had no children, because Elizabeth was barren; and they were both well along in years. Jesus was about to be born! Kids can learn about Zechariah and Elizabeth by making different kinds of crafts. Tie a string through the hole.
Background Study: Zechariah and his wife, Elisabeth were Jews who patiently waited the coming of the Messiah. His role was to pour the incense onto the golden altar and then bow in worship to God and then leave that part of the temple and say the final prayer of the service. The priestly groups took turns in temple service. He still allowed Elizabeth to become pregnant and bear the son who would pave the way for His Son. God has a plan for our lives as well.
After we put our faith in Jesus we become His followers who glorify God by sharing the message of the Good News with others and live a life that pleases God. Using a straw, poke a hole in the top center of the plaque. He did not believe the words of Gabriel. He was to be called this because God had been kind to Elizabeth and Zechariah, giving them a child. They realised he had seen a vision in the temple, for he kept making signs to them but remained unable to speak. He could only make gestures with his hands. One day Zechariah was in the temple serving the Lord.
As I journey through a difficult season and look ahead, all I can see are all the ways God is not going to provide. He grew up and lived a sinless life on the earth. My own sin has consequences. But because you did not believe me, you will not be able to speak until after the baby is born. It was at this time that Zechariah was able to speak again. Have the kids decorate their name plaques using markers, glitter and sequence.
The angel, Gabriel, tells him his prayer has been heard. As he prayed, he was suddenly aware of an angel standing near him at the right of the altar. Zechariah poured the incense on to the altar but before he could bow and leave, an angel appeared by the altar. Mary may have gone home then because she did not want to get involved with the publicity of John's birth. It was too wonderful to believe, and he questioned the angel. The children could play the quiet game, if you choose. Only God could make that happen! Listen to our Bible story to find out who had this kind of problem.
Have the kids take turns acting out different words from the story or from Christmas in general, if you are doing this lesson during the advent season. Can you imagine going nine months without speaking? Where will the Traveling Train take us next week?! Like us, Zechariah had only one tongue, but on that day, it must have felt like a thousand. If you'd like to know more about the angel Gabriel and his role as God's chief messenger, go to. The holes should be big enough for a child's finger to fit through. Zachariah Showing top 8 worksheets in the category - Zachariah. Luke 1: 39-80 The History behind an Elizabeth and Zechariah in the Christmas Story Elizabeth was Mary's cousin and a descendant of the Priest families of Israel and her father was a temple priest.
Tissue Craft Make copies of an image, either one that you've drawn yourself or from a template, of Zechariah and Elizabeth holding their baby. Zechariah did not believe the angel, and so the angel told him he would not be able to speak until the baby was born, since he did not believe the word of the Lord. Your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you are to give him the name John. However, Elizabeth, Mary's cousin, did give birth to a baby who we know as John the Baptist. Zechariah had not been able to speak from the time he came out of the temple until this very day. Scripture: And you, my child, will be called a prophet of the Most High; for you will go on before the Lord to prepare the way for him. Luke 1:5-25 Zechariah was married to a woman named Elizabeth.
I asked Jesus to take my sins and wash me clean. He was thought of as a very holy and kind man, although because he came from a small village some priests though of him as a bit of a 'village hick'. There are consequences for our sin. After this his wife Elizabeth became pregnant and for five months remained in seclusion. They had been married for many years but did not have any children. Too many illustrations can be confusing so eliminate any that cover other stories or details you do not wish to emphasise in this lesson.
It is a stretch I know! Everyone who heard this wondered about it, asking, 'What then is this child going to be? The rules are quite simple. Her friends and relatives came to see the baby. The name John Jehochanan or Jochanan means 'The Lord is Gracious'. He has filled the hungry with good things but has sent the rich away empty. Zechariah and Elizabeth were excited to have a son after all these years. Soon, Elizabeth became pregnant and gave birth to a baby boy. The image should be completely covered in twisted tissue.