Questions for Christmas – What Gift Does Jesus Want to Give Me?

What gift does Jesus want me to have this Christmas season? Pastor David answers this question this Sunday. Join us in-person or online beginning at 10:30.

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1. _________________ to replace _______ and _____________

-Luke 2:10-9-11 

Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners – of whom I am the worst. (I Timothy 1:15)

All the prophets testify about Him (Jesus) that everyone who believes in Him receives forgiveness of sins through His name. (Acts 10:43)

2. _______________ to replace anxiety and ______________.

Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you. (II Thess. 3:16)

But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near by the blood of Christ. For He Himself is our peace… 

(Ephesians 2:13-14a)

Give all your worries and cares to God, for He cares about what happens to you. (I Peter 5:7) (NLT)

3. _______________ Life to replace the fear of ____________.

  • We are all going to _________
  • We are going to spend more __________ on the other side of ___________ than on this side

Do not be ashamed, then, of the testimony about our Lord….who saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works but according to his own purpose and grace. This grace was given to us in Christ Jesus before the ages began, but it has now been revealed through the appearing of our Saviour Christ Jesus, who abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel. (II Tim. 1:8-10)

>If you know Jesus, you don’t have to fear ______________

>If you know Jesus, you can anticipate ___________________.

Digging Deeper

Q1: Have you ever prepared and given a really special gift to someone?  What did you give? What was the preparation and anticipation like?

Q2: Do you like or not like receiving “practical” gifts for Christmas?  What was the most “practical” gift you have ever received?

Q4: Read Luke 6:37-42.  What does this passage teach about “giving” grace and forgiveness to others?

Q4: What does giving “the gift of forgiveness” look like in your life right now?

Q5: Read John 14:1-4, 25-27.  What do these verses teach us about the peace the Lord wants to bless us with?

Q6: Are you afraid of death or afraid to die?  What concerns generate those fears?

Q7: Read I Corinthians 15:50-58.  What truths from this passage can enable you to overcome your fears regarding death?

Q3: Jesus gave us three practical and necessary gifts: forgiveness, peace and eternal life.  Which of those three gifts mean the most to you?  Why?