Monday, December 27, 2010
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Monday, December 20, 2010
2 Samuel 7:12-16
Matthew 1:1, 6, 17 (See also Matthew 1:20)
2. Jesus as the “Son of David” Would Be Meaningless.
Matthew 9:27, 12:23, 15:22, 20:30-31, 21:9, 21:15, 22:42
Mark 10:47-48, 12:35
3. Jesus’ Adoption Implies His Having Come from Another Father.
4. Jesus’ Adoption Reminds Us of His Humanity and Growth as a Man.
Luke 2:40, 52
5. Jesus’ Willingness to Be Adopted Further Reveals The Extent of His Love for Mankind.
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Thursday, December 16, 2010
What was your best Christmas ever? Why?
What's the most meaningful Christmas gift you've ever received?
What was the most appreciated Christmas gift you've ever given?
What was your favorite Christmas tradition as a child?
What is your favorite Christmas tradition now?
What do you do to try to keep Christ in Christmas?
Why do you think people started celebrating the birth of Jesus?
Do you think the birth of Jesus deserves such a nearly worldwide celebration?
Why do you think Jesus came to earth?
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[All of the above links were posted by Justin Taylor at his blog 'Between Two Worlds.']
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Monday, December 13, 2010
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Thursday, December 9, 2010
After you watch/listen to the message, ask these questions with yourself and others to further think through these truths:
1. Of the Scripture passages read or mentioned, which one (in your opinion) is the most convincing regarding God's plan for forming a group of people from around the world as a 'family'?
2. How might adopting a child of another race/ethnicity mirror the plan of God?
3. Are you okay with Jesus, the man you worship and have as an older brother, being Jewish? What if He were of African descent? What's the difference?
4. What are some ways society trumps what Scripture teaches regarding interracial adoption, families, etc.? What are some excuses you have heard as to why not to adopt of another race?
5. Why is it good news that God is not concerned with race or status or geographic location or religion, etc.?
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Wednesday, December 1, 2010
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