Talk It Over
Consider the Apostle John’s words in John 1:5, The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. What images of the world’s “darkness” do you visualize? How has our world tried to “overcome” the light of Jesus? How well has that succeeded?
When you reflect on Jesus’ “Incarnation” (his leaving heaven to be born as a human), what thoughts and feelings does it prompt? What questions do you wonder about it?
If you take Jesus completely out of the picture as if he’d never been born, what assurances would you be able to have about facing your own or a loved one’s death? What would be the most comforting thought you’d be able to hold onto?
How would you say knowing Jesus and his gospel has equipped you to face your fears about life and death? How would you tell that to a friend whose doctor said he only had 6 months to live? What scripture verses would you choose to share with him or her?
What are two or three ideas about your eternal future that motivate, encourage or challenge you with your life today? Is there a “biggie” you’re facing you could use prayer from your small group about?
Parents: Take some time this week and reflect on the meaning of Christmas with your family. A fun way to do that together is to turn off the lights and read the Christmas story from Luke 1-2:38 by the light of the Christmas tree. Have a house with little ones? You could even use characters from a Nativity scene to act it out!
A born teacher, Steve combines a depth of insight with unchanging biblical truths to provide messages that are both engaging & life changing. Married to Jean, his bride of 35 years, and the father of three adult children, Steve enjoys early mornings on his porch in study, time with family & friends at the coast, and playing Bluegrass music on his guitar.
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