This week, you'll walk through the stories of Mary and Joseph as you challenge students to consider how God might be calling them to do something uncomfortable.
What will your response be?
So what is it for you?
This Christmas, how can you give up your comfort in order to be part of something bigger than you?
Play the video below. As you listen, pray and reflect.
God's probably not asking you to do anything as uncomfortable as what Mary and Joseph were asked to do, but do you know what's amazing? This Christmas, you're invited to be a part of the same story Mary and Joseph were a part of.
Mary and Joseph helped Jesus come into the world.
You and I have the chance to continue spreading the good news of Jesus through our words and our actions.
On the first Christmas, Mary and Joseph gave up their comfort in order to join God's mission in the world. This Christmas, how could you do the same?
Consider these questions
What's one gift on the top of your Christmas list this year?
So far this year, have you spent more time thinking about what you want for Christmas or what you plan to give others? Why do you think that is?
Do you agree that it's better to give than to receive? Why or why not?
Name a few of the ways Christmas today is different from the very first Christmas, when Jesus was born.
What were some of the uncomfortable things God asked Mary and Joseph to do to prepare for the first Christmas?
Why do you think God allowed the first Christmas to be so uncomfortable for Mary, Joseph, and Jesus?
Do you think following God is always going to be uncomfortable? Why or why not?
Read Luke 9:23. What are some of the ways we can apply this verse specifically during the Christmas holidays?
This Christmas, what's one way you plan to give up your comfort for God, and what do you hope to achieve?
How do you think God might be calling you to give up your comfort even after Christmas is over?
week one - 1 Minute Recap
OUR BIG IDEA
C3Students Christmas Playlist