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

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