The baby in the manger came as a conquering King to dethrone us and then to enthrone himself in our hearts and lives forever.
For further study: Matthew 6:19 - 33
For parents and children: Get your children to talk about what they think a kingdom is. Help them understand that sin causes us to set ourselves up as kings in our own little kingdoms. Talk to them about how Jesus was born not to make our little kingdoms work, but to invite us to a much, much better kingdom.
"Sin causes us to live inwardly directed, selfish lives instead of the lives of upward worship and outward love that we were created to live."
For the month of December, there will be daily posts based on Paul Tripp's Advent book Come Let Us Adore Him.
You can also read more about this book and Advent at