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A Sign of Hope

December 13, 2020

Speaker Mike Heisler continues our Advent series.

Next Steps

  • Watch “The Chosen Pilot: The Shepherd” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4y9rNSKuk3I
  • Maybe rent “The Nativity Story (2006)” on Amazon and maybe some other streaming services.
  • We reclaim the events of Christmas by retelling them – the Story of God’s love breaking into our reality in Jesus. Read the Christmas story aloud with family or friends on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. Here are the main Christmas passages you can use.
    • Luke 1:26-38 (The Angel visits Mary, Mary’s response, the Magnificat - Mary’s song of worship) 
    • Matthew 1:18-25 or Luke 2:1-7 (Matthew: The engagement, Joseph’s dream; Luke: Census and short birth narrative) 
    • Luke 2:8-20 (The Shepherds see the Angelic Host) 
    • Matthew 2:1-12 (The Wise Men come from the East) 


Discussion Questions

  • The Wise Men were committed to finding the One who was guiding them by His star. Are we actively looking for God’s guiding in our life right now? Know that he is always at work. What is he doing right now? How is he showing himself to you? Is there Hope in your heart? 
  • Describe something you hoped for but it didn’t work out or worked out different than you expected. Maybe describe something unexpected that fulfilled hopes you weren’t even aware you had.
  • How do you see hope working with faith? (Heb 11:1 if nothing else:-)
  • How does faith in Jesus affect your hopes?

Worship Songs

All Things Rise
How Many Kings
All Glory Be to Christ