Talk (Where is Christ in your Christmas? / The Grinch)
- Yesterday I went to Bridlington to try and buy some Christmas cards…
- I was beginning to wonder where is Christ in Christmas…
- It a bit like this…
- [The Grinch – first 3 minutes]
- When it comes to gifts at Christmas do you think more about giving than
- Where does the idea of giving gifts at Christmas come from?
- The Bible tells us that the wise men gave gifts…
- Read Matthew 2:9 – 11 Page 908
- Giving and receiving gifts also reminds us of the gift of Christ at
God’s gift to us…
- Read John 3:16-17
- What did Christ come to save us from?
- He came to save us from the bad stuff we’ve done…sin
- Christmas is a time for celebration…and that can be exciting..
- What excited you about Christmas?
- Gifts / off school / meet family
- Some of these things only last a short time
- Read 1 John 2:15 – 17 Page 1317
- In other words the Bible tells us that we should get excited about Jesus / God
more than gifts…time off school (repeat back what they said earlier)
- …the things that the Bible calls worldly…
- We began by watching The Grinch
- To the who’s Christmas was all about shopping…decorations…gifts etc…the
worldly things that the Bible talked about
- I wonder what your going to be celebrating this Christmas…shopping?
- Or will you be celebrating that God loves you so much that he send his son
as a gift to you so that you might know God?
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