Passage: Luke 2:25-35
Memory Verse for the Week: Luke 2:29-32 (ESV)
“Lord, now you are letting your servant depart in peace, according to your word; for my eyes have seen your salvation that you have prepared in the presence of all peoples, a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and for glory to your people Israel.”
THE COMFORT OF CHRISTMAS
THE CONTRAST OF CHRISTMAS
THE CONFRONTATION OF CHRISTMAS
YOU CAN PRAY WITH US ...
1. Worship the LORD for His transcendence (greatness/sovereignty) and His immanence (nearness/intimacy). Praise Him for graciously moving towards us in the greatest way even when we rebelled against Him.
2. Where are you grabbing onto things other than Jesus and saying, “This is my salvation; now I can die in peace!”? Confess your idolatry and ask God to draw your heart back to Him.
3. Give thanks to Jesus for His willingness to come all the way down to us, taking on human flesh, and even death, for us (Philippians 2:5-11).
4. Ask the Holy Spirit to produce a spirit of humility in you. Ask that you would be in the right posture, the low place of need, to receive His gifts with great joy.
The Facilitator is a study tool designed to help you engage with the weekly sermon through the five elements we incorporate in our Community Groups; Get Acquainted & Sharing, Sermon Study, Mission, Worship and Prayer. This tool will be made available Monday morning to give us the opportunity to look back at what we heard on Sunday.