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The Miracles of Christmas

Christmas is known as a time of wonder, but it’s easy to miss the profound miracle behind the story: Jesus came for us. A four-week series.

 

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Topic #1

Part of what it means to be a Christian is to believe the unbelievable: Jesus is actually God in the flesh.

Key Points:

  • Jesus’s life did not begin at his birth. (John 1:1-3.)
  • Jesus claimed that he was one with God. (John 10:30.)
  • Jesus claimed that he existed as God forever. (John 8:58.)
  • Jesus claimed to have all the authority of God. (Matthew 28:18.)

See Also: Holidays

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  1. What is your initial reaction to this topic? What jumped out at you?
  2. Read John 1:1-3 and John 1:14. How do we know that “the Word” is Jesus? What can we conclude about him?
  3. How does this view of Jesus compare to how people of other faiths – or no faith – view him?
  4. Read Philippians 2:5-8. How does this describe Jesus’ deity? His humanity?
  5. What is the ultimate purpose of his becoming human (verse 8)?
  6. Why do you think the New Testament writers, who were strictly monotheistic Jews, would affirm the unlikely conclusion that a man was actually God?
  7. Read John 10:27-33. What did Jesus say about himself? How did the crowds understand his claims?
  8. Read John 8:56-59. Jesus makes several related claims here. What are they? Why were these claims offensive to the Jews?
  9. Read Matthew 28:17-18. What is Jesus’ central claim in this verse? How did he demonstrate that this claim was true?
  10. How do we know, when Jesus made these bold claims, that we was not a liar or a madman?
  11. If Jesus really is God in the flesh, how might that change your experience of Christmas?
  12. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.

Topic #2

Of all the ways God could have chosen to communicate, he decided to become one of us.

Key Points:

  • God became a person so that we could relate to Him. (Isaiah 9:6.)
  • God became a person so he could alert us to our problem. (Jeremiah 17:9.)
  • God became a person so he could personally fix our problem. (Isaiah 53:3-6.)
  • God became a person so we could receive salvation and eternal life. (Romans 10:9-10)

See Also: Holidays

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  1. What is your initial reaction to this topic? What jumped out at you?
  2. What do you love most about Christmas? Why?
  3. What are some of the ways that God communicates with us? Discuss.
  4. Do you wish He did it differently? Why?  
  5. Read Philippians 2:6-8. What are some aspects of Jesus’ life and mission that could only have been accomplished because He was fully human?
  6. What elements of Jesus’ work and mission could only have been accomplished because He is fully God?
  7. Read Romans 3:23. What does it mean to fall short of God’s standard? Discuss.
  8. Jesus’ obedience was not automatic. It was not easy for him to resist temptation and to submit to the will of the Father. How does this understanding of Jesus help us in our fight to obey the commands of God?
  9. Read Hebrews 2:17. Why was it necessary for Jesus to become a human?
  10. Read Isaiah 53:3-6. How does this passage make you feel about God? Explain.
  11. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.

Topic #3

At some point, most of us have been in some kind of prison. God came down to earth for the purpose of setting people free.

Key Points:

  • Jesus came to free people who are aware of their brokenness. (Luke 4:18.)
  • Jesus came to free people who are in bondage.
  • Jesus came to free people who are blinded. (Acts 26:17-18.)
  • Jesus came to free people who are crushed. (Romans 8:28.)
  • Jesus came to free people through your invitation. (1 Corinthians 9:19.)

See Also: Holidays

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  1. What is your initial reaction to this topic? What jumped out at you?
  2. Share a story of a person that was in a kind of prison and how they got out.
  3. If you were given the chance to teach a passage of Scripture, what would you choose and why?
  4. Read Luke 4:18 and share what stands out to you in this verse.
  5. Share a time in your life when you were spiritually poor and you were not close to the Lord.
  6. Read Acts 26:17-18 give some examples of people who were spiritually blind and why.
  7. Of the four types of people in bondage share which one you can relate to.
  8. Read 1 Corinthians 9:19 and share what you think motivated Paul to tell people about Jesus?
  9. How changes do you need to make so that you can tell more people about Jesus?
  10. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.

Topic #4

Jesus left the comfort and wonder of heaven for you because you matter to him that much.

Key Points

  • Jesus came to bring you truth. (John 18:37.)
  • Jesus came to bring you salvation. (John 12:47.)
  • Jesus came to bring you life. (John 10:10.)

See Also: Holidays

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Talk About It
  1. What is your initial reaction to this topic? What jumped out at you?
  2. On a scale of 1-10, how stressful do you find buying Christmas presents? Why are buying gifts stressful for you?
  3. Why is it so hard to find sources that offer you objective truth?
  4. Read John 18:37. List some of the ways that Jesus brought truth to the world. What truth that comes from Jesus do you think your friends and neighbors need to hear the most?
  5. Why do you think many people believe that God is out to get them?
  6. Read John 12:47. How would you describe Jesus’ attitude toward the world in this verse?
  7. What did Jesus come to save us from?
  8. Read John 10:10. What do you think Jesus is saying in this verse?
  9. How can Jesus give your life meaning and purpose?
  10. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.