“It Can Never Be The Same Again”
(This message is online at: nwbcspringfield.com) - Use this listening guide as you watch the video worship services online. This will also have questions you can use with your connect group.
Have you ever noticed --- there is a ______________ about the Christian life…
I. NEW ______________________
Luke 2:15 ---- the shepherds said to one another ---- "Let's get over to Bethlehem as fast as we can and see for ourselves what God has revealed to us."
II. A RENEWED COMMITMENT TO _____________________
Luke 2:20 The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen….
Impression without ________________ results in __________________
III. RENEWED __________________
VS. 17 --- “When they had seen him…….”
17When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, 18and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them.
Acts 1:8 ----- 8 ….you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth."
ICEBREAKER—•have you taken down your lights yet? – Have you eaten all those left-over’s yet? ---
APPLY THE BIBLE -Read Acts 1:8—can you identify where we are to share the good news of Jesus Christ. Explain.
Q1— What does it mean that there is a rhythm about the Christian life? How does that play out practically in your life?
Q2— Recall a time in your life when you had a deep meaningful experience with the Lord? What changes in your life resulted from that “mountain top experience”?
Q3— What does it mean in Isaiah chapter 6 that Isaiah saw God high and lifted up ?
Q4—How would you define “worship” What is our responsibility in worship?
Q5—What does it mean to witness to others?
A LITTLE LOVE HOMEWORK:
· Take a few moments and reflect on this Christmas. What changes need to take place in your life—so that the truth of Christmas can change the way you live in 2021.
· TALK ABOUT Rediscover Christmas—how can your group get involved?