Who Needs Christmas / We Do

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Life Group Study Guide: Loved what you heard on Sunday? Want to go deeper? The life group study guide will help you unpack what you heard on Sunday, while diving deeper into God's word.

 

CONNECT:

 

  • What is your favorite Christmas song? Why?  

 

 

 

Digging Deeper:

 

We reduce Christmas to forgiveness. We can’t live up to God’s standards, so he sent Jesus to make things right. Maybe your entire experience with God has been: nobody’s perfect, but God forgives. That message isn’t necessarily incorrect, but it’s incomplete. The message of Christmas is bigger, and better, than that.

 

Read John 10:1-10

 

  • Summarize what you read. What truths do you find about God from this passage?

 

 

 

  • Is it difficult for you to believe Jesus wants you to have life to the fullest? Why or why not?

 

 

 

  • Do you tend to view the story of Christmas as Jesus providing forgiveness for your sins, or as Jesus setting you free from sin? What has shaped your view of the Christmas story? 


 

 

 

 

Read Romans 6:12-14

 

  • What do you think it would look like for you to “offer yourself to God?” How would your daily life be different? 


 

  • Does sin currently master you? What can you do to remind yourself that sin is not your master because Jesus has set you free? How can this group support you? 


 

 

  • As we head into Christmas and wrestle with this truth of Jesus as more than one who forgives, but as one who came to rescue us from sin and give us abundant life, spend some time memorizing and meditating on this verse:

For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:23

  • What do you take away from this verse? How does it apply to Sunday’s sermon? What steps will you take to live daily in the truth that this verse gives to you?

 

 

 

 

 

180-Day Guided Tour of the Bible

 

Reading Plan for Week of December 17th

 

Day 51.  Proverbs 4: Life Advice

Day 52.  Proverbs 10: One Liners

Day 53.  Proverbs 31: More Valuable the Rubies

Day 54.  Song of Songs 2: Love Story

Day 55.  Ecclesiastes 3: A Time for Everything

 

Reminder: There will be No Service on Sunday

December 31, 2017. Service will resume on Sunday January 7, 2018.

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