Think: main points to get across
• Title | theme: The heart of Christmas
• Read Philippians 2:5-8
• Read from The Message also
• Paul encourages them about humility
• Jesus is at the heart of Christmas
• Jesus ‘moves in’
• Jesus paid the price
Talk: questions for discussion
• Do you love or dislike the Christmas festivities?
• What do people around you think Christmas is all about?
• Is it possible for Christians to be distracted from the real meaning of Christmas? How?
• How does Jesus’s humanity comfort you?
• In which ways was Jesus’ incarnation a huge sacrifice for Him?
• What are the sacrifices we need to make to reach others with His love?
• In what ways does Jesus’ coming affect your spiritual growth?
Task: actions & prayers
• Think together of 5 practical ways you can make Christ central to your Christmas celebrations?
• Have a time of reflection and ask the Holy Spirit to show you a person you could personally invite to one of the Christmas outreach opportunities.
• Pray for one another – that God will enable you to show God’s love to people – just like Jesus did.
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