10 Alive Recap

Friends,

Sunday we continued our Advent series with a discussion of John 1:9-14.

“The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world did not know him. He came to his own, and his own people did not receive him. But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name he gave the right to become children of God…”

1) What do these verses add to your understanding of why Jesus came?

Tom noted that it must have broken Jesus heart to know that the very people He created rejected Him. Laurie said that it makes her marvel anew at the depth of God’s love for us.

Jim said that the best image to describe Jesus is light. When he preforms as John he begins with a candle. Jim added that it is amazing how this small source of light can dispel so much darkness. In the same way a small amount of Christ’s light can dispel the dankness from our lives.

Betty noted that when we accept Christ we become children of God. We often think that what we need is a change of circumstance but what we need is to know that we are part of God’s family.

2) If we took these verses seriously what would change about our lives?

Jack said that the challenge of Jesus is to recognise that Jesus can do a better job managing our lives than we can.

Ramsey added that we need to develop patience. Jesus could have come to earth as a man but he came as a baby. God’s plan for salvation took time and it takes time for the Holy Spirit to work His will in our lives.

Laurie shared an example of how a gift from our class blessed the life of a friend of hers. It is a privilege to be part of God’s plan for our lives and the lives of others.

Next week Luke 2:1-7. Consider the following questions:

1) Why was the Son of God born to a poor couple?

2) Why was he born in a manger?

3) Why did God choose Joseph and Mary to be Jesus parents?

See you Sunday.

John

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