12.03.17 - Small Group Discussion

Socks and Underwear - Unexpected Gift

Main Point: Hope sometimes comes in ugly packaging.

  • What’s one idea from the message that stood out to you? Why do you think it grabbed you?
     
  • Is there a Christmas where you received a gift that disappointed, or one where the packaging did not match the contents?
     
  • What is the oddest gift you’ve ever received?

Read: John 1:1, Luke 2:7

  • What surprises you about these two very different accounts of Jesus coming to earth?
     
  • If you were planning the birth of God’s son, what would you have done differently? Why do you think God made his entrance into this world the way he did?

Read: Hebrews 4:15-16

  • God wants to identify with our struggles and challenges. What are some of the struggles that you have that Jesus had, and how does knowing that help you?

Read: Philippians 2:5-7

  • Where do you see God’s love in this passage?
     
  • How can you reflect Jesus’ humility and attitude of service this Christmas?
     
  • Where are some places that you’ve been able to find hope despite the ugly way it might have been packaged?

Prayer: Pray for people that you know who need hope this Christmas, and for your ability to demonstrate hope to them.

Posted on December 3, 2017 .