Tom Scott - 10/12/2017

Luke 2:1-7

Theme: Jesus came into this world to become our Savior

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Date: December 11, 2017

   Someone in the Center Grove community is stealing Christmas decorations out of people’s yards.  The police department has received several complaints of missing objects.  Who steals Christmas decorations out of a neighbor’s yard.  If you have seen the movie Deck the Halls, then you know one reason why people would steal things for their neighbor’s yard.  Christmas decorations tend to add a lot of color and character to a house during this season.  Yesterday, in my message I talked about Christmas decorations.  The focus was on the Nativity scene.  Here are five questions to help us reflect upon the message.

1.  Christmas decorations come in all sorts of shapes and sizes.  Do you have a favorite decoration that holds a lot of sentimental value to you?

2.  The gospel of Luke was written to give us a historical look at the life of Jesus Christ.  Luke gathered material from several sources so that he could accurately retell the events of Jesus’ life.  What do we learn about the events of Jesus’ birth from the first three verses of chapter two?

3.  The second half of the message yesterday was devoted to helping us find some inspiration in the story of Jesus’ birth as we prepare to celebrate Christmas this year.  We see in the story of Jesus’ birth that he came at just the right time.  Why is this so important for us as Christians?

4.  Jesus came at just the right time, but he also came in the right manner and for the right reasons.  What are some scriptures that prove these two points and how can they help us prove that Jesus was indeed the Savior of mankind?

5.  My last point yesterday dealt with the promises which point to Jesus coming again as our Savior.  Revelation 22:12-13 contain one of those promises from the Lord.  Why do people still doubt the second coming of the Lord when there is so much accuracy with the prophecies surrounding Jesus’ birth?

As we prepare to celebrate the birth of our Savior in a couple of weeks; let me encourage you to look for ways to bless those around you who may be struggling this year.  We have a number of families within the congregation who are wrestling with serious health issues.  We have some that are going to be missing loved one this Christmas who have recently passed away.  Let’s use the Christmas story to lift their spirits as we wait for the coming Savior.  

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