As an option to help you conclude this session, comment that the gospels are silent on the childhood events of Jesus’ life, with the exception of one reference found in Luke 2 when Jesus was 12 years old. The occasion was after the Passover celebration when Jesus stayed behind at the temple in Jerusalem. It
Jesus came to draw all people to the Father through Himself. In what ways do your Christmas plans celebrate the purpose of Jesus’ birth? This year, consider a family project that may change someone’s eternity for Christmas this year. Gather family and friends together to bake cookies, decorate ornaments or put together small gifts. Then,
Trash the Tradition Christmas is all about Tradition. We come together year after year and light the same candle, sing the same song, open the same gifts and read the night before Christmas. Let’s take a take a break from at least one tradition in order to do something different. If God’s plan for Christmas
Listen to the song “Joseph’s Lullaby” by Mercy Me to close out your group time. If you don’t see the video below, click here to watch on Vimeo Joseph’s Lullaby by MercyMe from Nathan Duvall on Vimeo. Joseph shows extraordinary love for Mary by the way he responds to the news of her pregnancy
Why Christians, of all people, shouldn’t be cranky during Christmas by Daniel Darling Have you noticed lately that it’s the Christians who are often the most cranky during the Christmas season? Complaining has almost become required. We hear sermons on how to deal with the stress of Christmas. We read ominous-sounding emails and Facebook posts
by Shirley Pope Waite For the first time since I was a young single, I’D BE ALONE for Christmas. My daughter lived in South Carolina on the other side of the country. One son had just started a new job and couldn’t take time off. Another had previously been scheduled to work all Christmas week.
This is the free student devotional for Bonus Session, Making Plans for Christmas. Pause Prepare your heart for hearing from God by listening to “Come Thou Fount” by Kings Kaleidoscope (Asaph’s Arrows, 2012). Did your parents send out a birth announcement when you were born? What info do you think it would have included? Jot