Making Christmas More

Jesus, The Gift of Peace

Luke 2:8-20

Transformation Questions:

  • Growing up what was your favorite Christmas tradition?
    • Make this fun. For me, it was watching the old cartoon Grinch and the Claymation Rudolf.
  • How do you think those outsides of church define peace?
    • No matter how they define it, if it is short of Jesus coming to take the sins away from the world and eventually making all things right destroying death it will be short of God’s vision of peace.
  • What do you think is wrong with the world’s idea of peace?
  • In Luke 2:14 the angels say, “Glory to God in the highest, and peace among men with whom He is pleased.”
    • How do you think the angels are defining peace?
      • Peace for those in whom God is pleased
    • Who are the ones whom God is pleased?
      • Only those who put their faith in Jesus
  • What is the reason that God felt like God needed to intervene to bring peace?
    • The world became fallen because of the sin of Adam. God intervened by sending his son.
  • The opposite of peace is chaos. What are some chaotic things that you have already experienced in the holiday season or that you expect to experience this holiday season?
  • The Christmas season can often feel quite chaotic, especially during Black Friday, buying gifts, getting from your families to the in-laws house, dwindling bank accounts, family drama coming out and the list goes on and on. How do you practice peace in all the chaos?
  • What are some subtle ways that you share the peace of Christ with your family during the holiday season?
  • Have you ever taken an opportunity to overtly share Christ during Christmas? What did you do?
  • Is there a person that you know you will see this Christmas that you know needs to hear the message of Jesus?

Announcement

  • Jingle Jam is a Christmas play on December 8th we ask that all Lifegroups would come participate at 4 pm. After the event, we will put together the gifts for the EISD teachers.
  • ALSO…there will be no childcare in December on the 8th, 22nd, and 29th.  Please plan accordingly.