Introduce children to the custom of the Jesse Tree
This is an Advent custom reminding Christians about the ancestors of Jesus who had been waiting for the coming of the Messiah.
During Advent, Christians prepare for the birthday of Jesus and remember that it is a time to think about the presence of Jesus in the world.
Read with the children the parable of the sheep and the goats. What does this tell you about the presence of Jesus?
Does the parable say anything about the sort of things that Christians should be doing?