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Jesus Christ: Delivered Up for Our Trespasses.

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Romans 4:25 - ...who was delivered up for our trespasses and raised for our justification.

See: 2 Corinthians 5:21 | Romans 8:31

Five Unanswerable Questions:

  1. If God is with us, who can be AGAINST? (Rom 8:31)
  2. He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously GIVE us all things? (Rom 8:32)
  3. Who will bring a CHARGE against God's elect? (Rom 8:33)
  4. Who is the one who CONDEMNS? (Rom 8:34)
  5. Who shall SEPARATE us from the love of Christ? (Rom 8:35-39)

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Small Group Discussion
Read Romans 4:25

  1. What was your big “take-away”? What stood out to you from this passage / message?

  2. Define justification. How is it different from “forgiveness”?

  3. Why do many Christians still feel condemned, despite saying they believe what the Bible says about justification?

BREAKOUT

Pray for one another to live in light of Romans 4:25.

Jesus Christ: Delivered Up for Our Trespasses

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4 Truths About Your Sin Diagnosis:

  1. You are a sinner by BIRTH. (Rom 5:12-21)
  2. You are a sinner by CHOICE. (Rom 1:29-31
  3. Sin disqualifies you from HEAVEN. (Rom 3:23)
  4. Jesus was DELIVERED for our sin. (Rom 4:25)

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Small Group Discussion
Read Romans 4:25

  1. What was your big “take-away”? What stood out to you from this passage / message?

  2. Who really delivered Jesus to die? See Romans 8:32. How does this affect the way you look at the cross?

  3. What are some ways trespasses (sins) are redefined today? Confession time: Tell of a time you’ve made an excuse for something wrong you’ve done.

Don't Myth Christmas - Part 2

Christmas POP QUIZ:

  1. The "Wise Men" were at the manger scene when Jesus was born. T   |   F
  2. The Bible says there were three Wise Men. T   |   F
  3. The Bible says the Wise Men rode on camels. T   |   F
  4. The Wise Men were kings. T   |   F
  5. The Wise Men were Oriental and Ethiopian. T   |   F

Intro:

  • WISE MEN:
  • CHIEF PRIESTS:
  • HEROD:

Which Character Are You? (Matt 2:1-16)

  1. Herod: I'm King of my Life, not Jesus.
  2. Chief Priests: The King is born? Meh .
  3. Wise Men: I will Worship the king.
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3 Things to Worship Like the Wise Men:

  1. Pursue Him
  2. Humble yourself before Him
  3. Give to Him

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Small Group Discussion
Read Matthew 2:1-16

GROUP

  1. What surprised you the most about the story of the Wise Men and Herod? What myths have you believed about this account (e.g., there were three of them, they were there right when Jesus was born, etc)?

  2. What is the significance of the gifts given in Matt 2:11? Why is giving a part of worship?

BREAKOUT

Pray for one another!

Don't Myth Christmas - Part 1

Intro:

John 8:41 - ...They said to him, "We were not born of sexual immorality. We have one Father--even God."

Why I Believe Jesus Was Born of a Virgin:

  1. It is the Straightforward teaching of scripture.

    Genesis 3:15 - I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring...

  2. God is Able to do it.

    Luke 1:37 - Nothing will be impossible with God.

  3. It is Essential for salvation.
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Small Group Discussion
Read Matthew 1:18-25

GROUP

  1. Why is the virgin birth an essential doctrine of our faith? What would it mean if Jesus WAS just “Joseph’s son”?

  2. Why do you think so many churches / pastors / Christians deny the straightforward teaching of God’s Word regarding the virgin birth? What reasons would motivate someone to deny it?

BREAKOUT

Pray for one another!

Did Jesus Find You?

Introduction:



Two Signs that Jesus is Pursuing You (Luke 2:12):

  1. Wrapped in swaddling cloths = Why He came: He has come to Die.

  2. Lying in a manger = How He came: He has come in Humility.
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Small Group Questions (Whole Group):
Read Luke 2:1-20

  1. What distractions keep you from seeking Christ as you should?

  2. What is the biggest way Jesus changed you when you found Him?

  3. What was your big "take-away" from this passage / message? What did you learn that you didn't know before?

Breakout Questions:

Pray for one another to continually be seekers of Christ.