Nativity Trivia – Today’s Family Devotion

Nativity Trivia

Bible Reading: Luke 2:1-7

She gave birth to her first child, a son.   Luke 2:7

Do you really know the Christmas story? Test your knowledge by finding the correct response to each of the following items of Nativity trivia. Check your answers at the bottom of the page.

1. Joseph’s ancestors came from

a) Bethlehem     b) Nazareth     c) New Jersey

d) none of the above

2. True or false: Mary and Joseph were married when Jesus was born.

3. A manger is a

a) stable for domestic animals    b) wooden hay storage bin

c) feeding trough                         d) barn

4. Who told Mary and Joseph to go to Bethlehem in the first place?

a) Caesar Augustus                     b) an angel in a dream

c) an old friend                             d) a travel agent

5. Who saw the “star in the east”?

a) shepherds        b) kings            c) queens

d) none of the above

6. The wise men found Jesus in a

a) stable                b) manger             c) Holiday Inn                d) house

The most important thing about the Christmas story isn’t your mastery of Nativ­ity trivia. At the center of Christmas is the birth of Jesus. Think about it: The God who made heaven and earth—the God who made you—came to earth in the form of a hu­man baby born to a poor couple. God, who is spirit, became a human just like you.

And God did all of that because he loves you and wants to be friends with you. The greatest gift God ever gave you was himself—in the form of his Son. The greatest gift you can ever give him is yourself—so you can enjoy the friendship God wants to have with you.

TALK: How are you going to give yourself to God in thanks for all that he has given you?

PRAY: God, we want to give ourselves to you. Show us how!

ACT: Spend some time today with God—worshiping the One who came into your world to know you!

Answers: 1-a (Luke 2:3-4); 2-False, they were only engaged, but Jesus was God’s Son, not Joseph’s (Luke 2:5); 3-c; 4-a (Luke 2:1); 5-d, the Bible calls them “wise men” (Matthew 2:1); 6-d (Matthew 2:11).