The Most Wonderful Time of the Year - Week 3 - Dec 30

 
 
 

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year - Discussion Guide

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OPEN

Are you going to making a resolution this year? If yes, what is it and why did you choose that one? If not, why not?

 

REFLECT

How did this sermon deepen your faith? In what ways did this sermon challenge you?

Why do you think reflecting on our lives might be important?

How well do you do at reflecting on where you have been, where you are at, and where you want to go? What obstacles do you face in taking time to reflect?

Read Luke 2:19. What feelings do you think you’d have if you were Mary in this moment?

Read Luke 2:10-11. What the angel tells these shepherds is very intentional. Which part of these verses most resonates with you? Why?

Emerson mentioned in this sermon that Luke 2:10-11 makes him ask the question, “Why do we need a Savior and a Lord in the first place?” How would your respond to that question?

Read John 3:16-19. Why is it according to verse 19 that God sent Jesus? How have you seen sin, seen as being an issue of “loving wrongly,” in your own life? What have been some of the outcomes you have experienced whenever you have had disordered desires?

Why do you think we tend to love things instead of God or more than God? What is the problem with this?

How, in your opinion, did Jesus show us how to “love rightly?”

APPLY

What does Jesus’ coming mean to you personally? How does his coming shape how you ought to live your life?

PRAY

This week spend time with God in prayer. In this time, talk with God about where you have been in 2018, where you are at currently, and how you can further align your will with His in 2019.

 

NEXT STEPS

What we choose to leave behind says a lot about us. We all want our families, friends, and businesses to be secure and stable when we’re gone, so we set up wills, trust funds put all sorts of plans and strategies into place. But how often are we investing into the people, relationships, and decisions that have the potential to last for eternity? Here are some next steps to help you explore what it looks like to leave behind a worthwhile legacy:

To go deeper in your relationship with God and others, here are some next steps for you:

  1. Join us for Welcome to the Creek! This is a place where you can find out more information about who we are as a church. This experience occurs the 1st and 3rd weekend of every month in South Room 2 during the 11am service. If you attend Shelby Street, you can make an appointment for a Welcome to the Creek session.

  2. Check out the Dwell app. This is a new audio Bible app that keeps Scripture in your ears and on your heart. You can download this app on your mobile device. You can get more information about it at dwellapp.io.