This week, you'll share the significance of Jesus' birth, life, death, and resurrection and invite students to respond to God's gift of life and salvation.
Giving Your all
Think about the best Christmas present you’ve ever received. What made it so great? Why was it so special?
Whatever that Christmas present may be, it pales in comparison to what God has given all of us through Jesus, the Savior who came to make all things new.
For some of you, maybe this is the first time you’re hearing or realizing that the Christmas story is just the beginning of a story that’s all about God’s mission to rescue you.
For others of you, maybe you’ve had a relationship with God for a while, but it’s been some time since you’ve paused to think about how great of a sacrifice Jesus made for you. If you’ve known Jesus for a long time and feel like your faith has become a little mundane, this Christmas is an opportunity for you to take a moment and remember just how much God gave for you.
Write it down. give it up.
Before we wrap things up this series, we want to encourage you to write down one thing you’re going to do about the gift God has given us this Christmas. Ask yourself these questions...
This Christmas, what will you do with the gift God has given you?
Take a moment to listen to the song “Silent Night,” by 116 (featuring Crystal Nicole). As you listen pray, write, and reflect.
On the first Christmas, a lot of people gave a lot of things.
This Christmas, how will you respond to the gift God has given you? And what will you give so that others can respond to God’s gift too?
Consider these questions
What's your most controversial Christmas opinion?
What's one thing you love about Christmas you wish you could experience all year long?
When it's not Christmas time, how often do you think about the birth of Jesus? Why do you think that is?
Why do you think it's important for us to hear and understand the wise men's role in the Christmas story?
Since we know so little about the wise men, what do you still wonder about them?
What did the wise men's gifts symbolize? If you could have given Jesus a symbolic gift of your own, what would you have given Him?
Read Matthew 25:35-40.
What does Jesus ask us to do here? How can doing what He asks be an act of worship?
What are some of the ways you've worshiped God recently?
This Christmas, what's one way you plan to worship Jesus with your words? What about with your actions?
How do you think God might be calling you to continue worshiping even after Christmas is over?
week Four - 1 Minute Recap
OUR BIG IDEA
C3Students Christmas Playlist