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By Adam Pursel
Jesus is the Best Gift Ever
- Gather your child(ren) and engage them in a conversation about their favorite gifts. “What is your favorite gift from this Christmas (either anticipated or already opened)?”
- Next, ask them, “Why is that gift your favorite?” and then, “How long do you think this gift will be your favorite thing to play with?” “What is something you were hoping for that you didn’t get?” [What you’re looking for here are things you can connect or contrast with Jesus, because Jesus is the best gift ever.]
- He is God
- He loves us
- He died on the cross so that all our sins could be forgiven
- He rose from the dead
- And we get to live with Him forever…and that will be the best!!!
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. 18 Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God. 19 And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil. 20 For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be exposed. 21 But whoever does what is true comes to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that his works have been carried out in God.”
- Reflect on and discuss (where relevant) some of your favorite Christmas gifts, past and present.
- Why did you like those gifts so much? Why do they stand out from the rest?
7 A woman from Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, “Give me a drink.” 8 (For his disciples had gone away into the city to buy food.) 9 The Samaritan woman said to him, “How is it that you, a Jew, ask for a drink from me, a woman of Samaria?” (For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.) 10 Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is that is saying to you, ‘Give me a drink,’ you would have asked him, and he would have given you living water.” 11 The woman said to him, “Sir, you have nothing to draw water with, and the well is deep. Where do you get that living water? 12 Are you greater than our father Jacob? He gave us the well and drank from it himself, as did his sons and his livestock.” 13 Jesus said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, 14 but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” 15 The woman said to him, “Sir, give me this water, so that I will not be thirsty or have to come here to draw water.”
[Devotional Thoughts – personal reading and reflection for before discussion]
Your righteousness is like the mountains of God;
your judgments are like the great deep;
man and beast you save, O Lord.
They feast on the abundance of your house,
and you give them drink from the river of your delights.
For with you is the fountain of life;
in your light do we see light.
– Psalm 36:5-9 (ESV)
By Josh Baker
By Nick Zarley
Step 1 – Take picture
The roll out plan for the birth of Jesus involved angels visiting shepherds in a nearby field… pretty good chance of it going viral if you incorporate a heavenly host. The angels said to them, ““Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy…” This birth announcement is unlike any other in that the fullness of God was dwelling within this tiny babe in the manger. When you visit this child, you are seeing Immanuel, God with us. Truly, good news of great joy! But this joy was not intended only for family, friends and nearby shepherds. This good news of great joy was for all the people for all time. For today, in the town of David a Savior has been born, he is Christ the Lord.
By Bryan Broyles
By Bruce Hull
By Marc Lyons
By Tiffani Hoover
By Tiffani Hoover
By Jason Phillips
By Ben Howes
It’s interesting how Christmas falls at the end of the year. In many ways it’s a reset button in preparation for the new year. Christmas is a time when people tend to be a little more giving, more understanding, more helpful and more hopeful. The new year lies before us untouched like a layer of freshly fallen snow. We project our dreams (and resolutions) upon this future with the hope that we may be bettered by what lies ahead. Ultimately, Christmas is a time when divinity takes the form of humanity and a new paradigm is set for man’s relationship with God… Emmanuel, God with us. Today’s passage talks about a time when man will be with God.
By Kristy Low
“… he [Jesus] ordered them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the promise of the Father…”
By Sam Beaumier
1 Corinthians 15:1-11
By Adam Wallace
By Kristyn Premuda
Checklists are my friend. I love knowing exactly what I need to do or how to do it. Christmas is a season for lots of lists. Lists of things to do and buy and lists of ways we can serve someone. It seems like Christmastime brings out the serving and caring nature of people. It’s so easy to find a way to give to those in need or find a family who could use an extra hand. Even as parents we preach to our kids (with a raised eyebrow hoping to create more impact) that “Christmas is about giving and not receiving.”
It’s easy for me to get caught up in it all. I love to give. It brings me joy. BUT, do I just want to mark something off my checklist or does it come from a heart compelled by love for others? Do I have a heart like Jesus? Oh, there’s nothing wrong with wanting to do extra at Christmas… but what about in July when things in life get really crazy and hectic? Am I just as motivated on those days?
Paul says that our attitude should be the same as that of Jesus. The love in His heart was so great for us, that Jesus put our greatest need above all else and showed us the single greatest act of giving by paying for our debt on the cross. Jesus embodies humility and not just on certain occasions. It’s at the core of who He is. God sent His only son to die on the cross for our sins because He knows that we are lost without Him. And He raised Jesus up to bring life and love to those in desperate need of a Savior.