From the series:  Seeing Christmas with New Eyes

Fear of Missing Out

Sunday, December 10, 2023 by Drew Ruiz – John 1:6-13

About the Series

"Seeing Christmas with New Eyes" is an invitation to rediscover the wonder of the season, allowing the profound truth of Christ's birth to resonate with renewed clarity in our hearts and minds.

Lesson Plan

  • English
  • Español

Main Idea

Part of the Christmas story is a reminder that God does not operate the way we expect him to. In fact if we look at scripture…God never works according to our time and schedules. If you hold on to your schedules and the way you expect God to operate you may miss him working right in front of you.

John 14:23

23 Jesus replied, “Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them.

John 1:6-13

There was a man sent from God whose name was John. He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all might believe. He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light.

The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world. 10 He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. 11 He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him.

12 Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God— 13 children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.

Mark 1:23-24

“Just then a man in their synagogue who was possessed by an impure spirit cried out, ‘What do you want with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are—the Holy One of God!'”

Luke 4:41

“Moreover, demons came out of many people, shouting, ‘You are the Son of God!’ But he rebuked them and would not allow them to speak, because they knew he was the Messiah.”

Genesis 28: 16-17

16 When Jacob awoke from his sleep, he thought, “Surely the Lord is in this place, and I was not aware of it.” 17 He was afraid and said, “How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God; this is the gate of heaven.”

Discussion Questions

Verse to Memorize:

“…Surely the Lord is in this place, and I was not aware of it.

Genesis 28:16

Idea Principal

Parte de la historia de Navidad es un recordatorio de que Dios no opera de la manera en que esperamos. De hecho, si observamos las Escrituras, Dios nunca actúa según nuestros tiempos y horarios. Si te aferras a tus horarios y a la forma en que esperas que Dios opere, puedes perderlo trabajando justo frente a ti.

Versículo para memorizar:

“…Ciertamente Jehová está en este lugar, y yo no lo sabía”

Genesis 28:16

Messages in this Series

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