"All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine,
for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man
of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works."
-- 2 Timothy 3:16-17
I. Intro Big Idea: The truth of Christmas is better than the image.
A. Christmas brings hope into focus. Isaiah 11:1-10; Luke 2:1
B. Christmas causes us to consider God’s timing. Luke 2:2; Romans 8:28; Hebrews 2:10
A. Sometimes we wonder why we must do certain things. Luke 2:3
B. Sometimes we wonder why we’re in certain places. Micah 5:2; Luke 2:4
IV. A Child
A. Christmas can cause us to consider what matters most. Luke 2:5
B. In Christmas God gave us what we need most. Luke 2:6; Revelation 5:9; 13:8
A. We can receive God’s gift to us. Luke 2:7a
B. We can make ourselves available for God’s purposes. Luke 2:7b
The Next Step Life Group Follow-Up