We're continuing our series, Who Needs Christmas looking at how the Christmas story is a demonstration of God's love for us.
We're Teaching This:
For many of us, Christmas is a time where people come together: family that you haven't seen in awhile, cousins that you may like (or umm... strongly dislike?), friends that live close or far away... People share good food, swap funny stories, and celebrate by giving each other presents. It seems like Christmas is all about connecting.
That is what God desired the original Christmas to be as well: a way of connecting the world, all of us, to himself.
There's just one problem: The Bible also tells us that because of our sin, that everyone of us is separated from God. And worse, we have no hope of every being "good enough" to be reconnected with God. But the good news of Christmas is that even though God had no obligation to save us, he loved the world enough to send Jesus who would be a sacrifice for our sin (Romans 5:8).
Having laid a foundation last week of helping students understand Jesus as the Messiah, tonight we want students to see Jesus as our sacrifice.
So, who need Christmas? We did.
Bottom Line: We needed Christmas to experience God’s Love.
Pray for This:
- Pray for Graham & Joe as they speak from God's Word
- Pray for students who have not yet trusted Christ, that they would make Jesus their forgiver and leader
- Pray for students who are believers, that they would remember that Christmas is about God making a way for us to be reconnected to him.
- What's a sacrifice you've made or seen someone else make?
- Read Romans 5:8. How does it feel to know that God made this level of sacrifice for you?
- What are some ways this week that we can remember Jesus' sacrifice for us?
In Case You Missed It
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