Discussion Questions: December 14, 2014

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Did you leave after hearing Sunday’s message and think, “Well, now what?” Each Sunday, we will provide a discussion guide for our church body designed to create a conversation about what we’re learning. We encourage you to prayerfully gather with your family, friends and community group and dive into how to apply Sunday’s teaching from God’s Word to your life.

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  1. Read the lyrics of “O Holy Night.” (Posted below) How can you respond to the message and hope it communicates?
  2. Read Matthew 1. Which people do you recognize? What does it reveal that God includes “shady” people in Jesus’ lineage?
  3. Has your life been interrupted by hope? How have you seen God restore and re-purpose your broken life in light of hope?
  4. Regardless of the sin caused by you or to you, there’s hope. How can your community group encourage each other to cling to this hope during the holiday season?
  5. Do you realize the hope of Christ means you receive life instead of death? How can you respond in worship to this realization? With whom can you share this interruption of hope?

Oh Holy Night

Oh holy night!

The stars are brightly shining

It is the night of the dear Savior’s birth!

Long lay the world in sin and error pining

Till he appear’d and the soul felt its worth.

A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices

For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn!

Fall on your knees

Oh hear the angel voices

Oh night divine

Oh night when Christ was born

Oh night divine

Oh night divine

Led by the light of Faith serenely beaming

With glowing hearts by His cradle we stand

So led by light of a star sweetly gleaming

Here come the wise men from Orient land

The King of Kings lay thus in lowly manger

In all our trials born to be our friend

Truly He taught us to love one another

His law is love and His gospel is peace

Chains shall He break for the slave is our brother

And in His name all oppression shall cease

Sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus raise we,

Let all within us praise His holy name