Faith Talk for December 4, 2016

With Us

God Gives Power

Matthew 1:23

“Behold, the virgin shall be with child and shall bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel,” which translated means, “God with us.”

Summary

Today Pastor Brian brought into focus the true meaning of Christmas and the impact of the birth of Christ on mankind. As we go through the busyness of the Christmas season it is important that we do not miss the message of Christ birth and its meaning to each of us. The birth of Christ was not just an ordinary birth but an event that brought to us through the power of the Holy Spirit the savior of the world. As you share this faith talk in your home don’t miss the power of knowing that “God is with us” in the flesh.

Discussion

  • Why do you think it is important to see the birth of Christ as a miraculous event rather than just a symbol of a baby lying in a manger?
  • In Matthew 1:21-23 what is the Bigger Story God shows us through the birth of Christ? Take a moment to discuss God’s Bigger Story with your family.
  • How does knowing God’s purpose for Christ birth affect our attitude toward the Christmas holiday?
  • What traditions can your family begin to do this Christmas that will keep your focus on the real meaning of Christ birth that God is now with us in the flesh?

Prayer

Pray for God’s truth about Christ birth to impact your heart during the Christmas season. Confess areas where you have been caught up in wrong attitudes toward Christmas. Ask God to help you stay focused on His Bigger Story. Commit to creating new traditions with your family that will help you keep Christ at the center of your Christmas.

Prepared by Prepared by Robert Trego


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