The Light, Dec. 21-27

 

Outline

God is light

 

God created light

 

Light represents God’s blessings

 

THE LIGHT COMES INTO THE WORLD

 

The Light offers to make us children of light

 

Children of God live in light and shine our lights

 

One day the Light will return to light the whole world

 

Bible References: Genesis 1:3–4; Genesis 1:16; Exodus 10:23; Exodus 13:21; Psalm 27:1; Psalm 89:15; Psalm 104:2; Psalm 119:105; Psalm 119:130; Isaiah 9:2; Isaiah 49:6; Isaiah 60:19–20; Matthew 2:9–10; Matthew 4:16; Matthew 5:14–16; Luke 2:8–11; Luke 2:32; John 1:4–9; John 1:5; John 8:12; John 9:5; John 9:25; John 12:36; John 12:46; 2 Corinthians 4:6; 1 Timothy 6:15–16; Ephesians 5:8–9; Revelation 21:23–25; Revelation 22:5

 

Group Discussion Questions

  1. What are your favorite light displays at Christmas and why?
  2. How is God himself associated with light?
  3. How does light start the Bible?
  4. What divine blessings does light represent?
  5. How is Jesus associated with light?
  6. How are believers related to light?
  7. How does light end the biblical story?

 

Family Discussion

  1. What are your favorite Christmas memories? What are you anticipating most about this coming Christmas?
  2. Are you anticipating Jesus’ presence in your Christmas celebrations? How does the prophet Isaiah anticipate the coming Savior in Isaiah 9:6-7? How does he describe Jesus?
  3. Who is the “rising sun” Zechariah refers to in Luke 1:78? What will he do? How can Jesus help us overcome the shadow of death? What promises does he offer those who put their trust in him (1 John 1:9; John 3:16)?
  4. How would you describe Mary’s attitude in Luke 1:46-55? Who is she focused on with the coming birth of her son? What are you focused on with the coming celebration of Christmas?
  5. Read Luke 2:1-20 out loud together as a family. Do the circumstances of Jesus’ birth strike you as strange for a king? How did God say the Savior would come into the world (Micah 5:2)? Why such a humble birth for our Savior and King?
  6. How is Jesus the best gift we can ever receive? What must you do to receive the gift of Christ? Have you asked Jesus to be your Savior and Lord?
  7. What did the angels proclaim in Luke 2:10-14? How can you proclaim Jesus during this Christmas season?
  8. What are your Christmas traditions? How do you keep Christ in Christmas each year? For ideas on keeping Jesus the focus of your Christmas and beyond search “keeping Christ in Christmas” on the Web.

 
 

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