How to have a Joyful Christmas Season

 In Holidaze

Life Group Questions

  1. How are you doing, and what are you learning from God in this season?
  2. Feel free to take your Sunday notes out. What was the main thing you learned this Sunday? Let’s take turns and share it
  3. Let’s talk about the 5 points pastor Julian talked about Sunday 1 by one. (Feel free to read each point below and talk about it 1 by one)

Points of the Message 

  1. Have realistic  EXPECTATIONS 
    1. The original Christmas was very imperfect cause life is very imperfect. An unplanned pregnancy, 80 miles on a donkey while 9 months pregnant, no room in the hotel, ended up in a cave with animals as their heating system.
    2. Christmas will not be perfect as a coffee commercial. Real-life looks more like the movie Christmas Vacation.
  2. Keep it SIMPLE 
    1. Ecclesiastes 4:6 Better one handful with tranquility than two handfuls with toil 
    2. A source of great stress sometimes is because we complicate things. Should you simplify your Christmas season? If so, how
  3. Find reasons to be content 
    1. 1 Timothy 6:6 Godliness with contentment is great gain.
    2. We have to look for contentment, is not always natural for human beings.
    3. We all have reasons to complain and to be content. Where we’re focusing is the key difference.
  4. Don’t overextend my finances
    1. A good principle is to spend 1% of your yearly income during Christmas
  5. Make Christmas Personal
    1. a Savior has been born to you;

Bible Passages 

  1. Luke 2:1-14
  2. Ecclesiastes 4:6
  3. 1 Timothy 6:6
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