Living Like Jesus
Contributed by Jeff Strite on Dec 2, 2013 (message contributor)
1. Where's Your Worth?
Contributed on Dec 2, 2013
Where do you find your "self-worth"? Is it in God, or in yourself? The Pharisees looked for their importance in themselves and ended up robbing God of His glory to gain their own. How can avoid the traps that ensnared these highly religious leaders?
OPEN: "Sometime, when you're feeling important Sometime, when your ego's in bloom Sometime when you take it for granted, You're the best qualified man in the room. Sometime when you feel that your going, would leave an unfillable hole, Just follow this simple instruction, and see how it ...read more
2. The Praise Of The Wise
Contributed on Dec 22, 2013
Why would the Wise Men travel so far, at such expense, and over dangerous roads? Jesus wasn't "their" King was He? And what can we learn from how they responded to Jesus wasn't they arrived?
OPEN: When I was a boy, every December we’d sing: We Three Kings Of Orient Are” Stand with me and let’s sing just the first verse together: “We three kings of Orient are, bearing gifts we traverse afar. Field and fountain, moor and mountain, following yonder star. O ...read more
3. The Servant In The Barn
Contributed on Dec 8, 2013
What can the story of a baby born in a manger tell us about being a servant like Jesus would want us to be?
OPEN: There’s a story about church whose Sunday School decided to allow the children to stage their own impromptu Christmas pageant. The teachers read the story and provided some props; then they just stood off to the side and let the kids dramatize it on their own. One girl grabbed the ...read more
4. They Don't Like Him Very Much
Contributed on Dec 15, 2013
Why would the world hate Jesus? What is there about His message that makes them so upset? Uses the advertisement against Christmas the American Humanist Organization used 5 years ago to explore those questions.
OPEN: About 5 years ago, the American Humanist Association spent $40,000 in December for an ad campaign in Washington D.C. that attacked God during the Christian season. Now, that’s not what the spokesman for the humanist group said they meant to do: "Our reason for doing it during ...read more