Oct 14, 2013

God's Love in the World {John 3:16-17}

Verse: For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.  God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him. John 3:16-17

Suggested Readings: Micah 5:2-4; Hebrews 10:5-10; Luke 1:38-45

Main Idea: The fourth week of Advent focuses on Christ, and the love that God sent into the world through his son.  What better memory verse but the most popular verse and the attached (though less memorized) verse about Christ's love over judgment.

2} Why do you think God loves the world so much?  Why are we so precious to God?
3} When Jesus came to earth, we got to see the vulnerability that God was willing to show by sending his son into the world as the most helpless of beings, a baby.  Why does Jesus coming as a baby help us to understand God's love for us?
4} The prophesy of Micah 5:4 says "And he will stand to lead his flock with the Lord’s strength, in the majesty of the name of the Lord his God."  This verse is talking about what Jesus will do when he grows up.  If you were Jesus' mom, Mary, and you knew that he is the Messiah, how would you feel about that?  Would you be scared? Excited? Proud?
5} An important part of the Christmas story is how it "ends" at Easter.  What do we celebrate during Easter as Christians?  Why is it important to remember during Christmas? (If Christ came, but was never crucified and resurrected, then he wouldn't be the Messiah.)
6} Merry Christmas! What is one way you can show love to your family, your friends and your neighbors during this time to show Christ's love to the world?

This is the fourth week in this theme!
Here is the whole month-long theme and memory verses that go with it!

Hoping for the Prince of Peace {Isaiah 9:6}
Preparing for a Savior {John 8:12}
The Joy of His Presence {Acts 2:28}
God's Love in the World {John 3:16-17}

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