Before the Session
- Have the Bible Background Video ready to view.
- Review today’s scripture text and the session activities to help better facilitate the discussion.
- Encourage your group to listen to the Faithelement podcast ahead of the next session (Share the link via email or social media).
Start by asking:
- What is a typical Christmas day like for you?
- What is the most unusual Christmas holiday experience you have ever had, and how did it turn out?
- What do you think pets wish for on the Christmas holiday?
Play the Sainbury Ad 2015 and ask:
- How do you think Mog felt about this Christmas day?
- Do you think Mog felt this was a good or bad Christmas day?
- How would you feel about a Christmas day like this and why?
Read Titus 3:4-7, then watch the Bible Background Video.
Ask questions like these:
- When someone refers to our lives as being “lost in your self-absorption” what do you think they mean?
- Why do you think that it’s important that the writer of Titus discusses salvation in this way?
- What worldview might this passage be challenging and when have you encountered it?
- In what ways might realizing that salvation comes from God alone be a difficult concept?
- In what ways does this passage coincide with the “spirit” that we ascribe to the Christmas season?
Continue by asking:
- What do you plan to do for the rest of the day today?
- What is the most significant celebration activity in which you participate during the Christmas season and what makes it so significant?
- What are the first and last things you do to observe this season, and why?
Play the Born is the King music video and close in prayer.
Writer: Jon Self