Ornament: Ten Commandments (Homemade ornament - Two small pieces of wood, painted and glued together)
Scripture: Exodus 20:1-17
The Jesus Storybook Bible: Pages 100-107
Ten Ways to Be Perfect
Day 9 Synopsis: After God's people escape from Egypt, they end up at Mount Sinai where God gives Moses His Ten Commandments in stone. These were rules that the Israelite people were to follow that would set them apart from others. This was the start of where we realize that there is no way we can keep all of God's laws. We are sinners and the only way to totally keep all ten commandments is to be perfect. God's Chosen People couldn't keep His commandments and neither can we. These rules show that we fall desperately short of the perfection that is needed to spend eternity with God.
This is why Christmas is such great news! Jesus came to be perfect for us. He came to fulfill all of the laws that we are not able to complete. He was born as a perfect baby that Christmas day so He could live a perfect life for our benefit. He is our Perfect Rescuer!