Holiday

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. 

Did You Find Jesus?

Introduction:



What's True About People Who Find Jesus:

  1. They made Room for Jesus. (Luke 2:1-7)

  2. inn = kataluma

    Mark 14:14 - and wherever he enters, say to the master of the house, 'The Teacher says, Where is my guest room, where I may eat the Passover with my disciples?' = guest chamber

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  1. They Actively went after Jesus. (Luke 2:8-16)

  2. Isaiah 61:1 - The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me, because the LORD has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound

    1 Corinthians 1:27 - But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong


  3. They are never the Same. (Luke 2:17-20)

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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. 

Incomparably Gracious.

  1. God is Incomparably Gracious...

  2. ...and His Grace is displayed in Jesus. (Is 53:1-12)

  3. Three Amazing Things About the Grace of Jesus:

    1. His grace isn't based on our Conduct. (Is 53:1-3)

    2. His grace takes away our Sin. (Is 53:4-9)

    3. His grace is Unchanging and Never-Ending. (Is 53:10-12)

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Small Group Questions (Whole Group):
Read Isaiah 53:1-12

  1. Why is this prophecy from Isaiah 53 important for us in understanding why Jesus died on the cross?

  2. Describe how each of the attributes of God we’ve studied the past 6 weeks show up graphically and simultaneously while Jesus was on the cross. How did the cross show God’s incomparable:
    - holiness
    - justice
    - awesomeness
    - love
    - sovereignty
    - grace

  3. Explain how Is 53:10 mentions the resurrection of Jesus. Why is this significant?

Breakout Questions:
Pray for one another.

How to Have the Best Christmas Ever, the Shepherd Way

  1. LISTEN Up! Be ready to respond to God's Word. (Luke 2:8-16)

  2. Three Levels of Belief:
    • Knowing the information
    • Agreeing with the information
    • Acting on the information

    How to Act Upon Your Faith:
    • REPENT
    • RECEIVE
    • REACT

  3. SPEAK Up! People need to hear what you know about Jesus. (Luke 2:17-18)

  4. LOOK Up! Seeing God at work changes you! (Luke 2:19-20)
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North Street Christian Church - Christmas Eve Service

Sermon Notes (PDF): (no notes)
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Small Group Questions (Whole Group):
Read Luke 2:8-20

Breakout Questions:

Pray for one another.