Scripture Passage: Luke 2:8-20
Main Point: Jesus came to bring great joy!
Summary: The things in life that bring us the greatest joy often started with a deep fear. The shepherds the night of Jesus birth also were afraid of the glory of God until the angels assured them Jesus had come to bring great joy to the people. Sometimes we’re afraid of what Jesus might call us to or what it might mean to follow him but we must always remember first and foremost that Jesus came to bring good news of great joy for all the people.
1.What was, or is normally, our first response to Jesus?
2.How do we picture Jesus or how would we describe him?
3.What are some moments that brought us great joy while walking with Jesus?
4.How do the shepherds express their joy?
5.What does it look like to have great joy that is defined by Jesus?
6.How would our community look different if Christians had great joy?
1. Read the Christmas story as a family this year. Luke 1:26-2:20 and Matthew 1:18-2:23
2. What has God been calling your family to do that scares you? Take steps into that fear this season!