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Session 20

The most beautiful gift you can give this Christmas

Read: Isaiah 52:7-10, Romans 10:15

Human beings are attracted to beauty. We aspire to attain it, and once we think we have it, we fight to hold on to it. 

The standards of beauty, however, are fleeting. Often what we expended a great deal of effort to embody and possess is no longer in fashion and loses its allure. Even Christians are not immune to the temptation to waste time pursuing beauty that is vain and elusive.

What we often fail to realize is that we already possess beauty in an unlikely place, our feet. Romans 10:15 says, “And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? … How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!” Our feet are beautiful when they provide the support and mobility that enables us to share the best news anyone can proclaim, the Gospel of Jesus Christ. 

“Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord” (Luke 2:10).

The Christmas season is a phenomenal opportunity to help people find the beauty for which we all hunger. We have an invitation to join the angelic chorus and proclaim, “Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord” (Luke 2:10). Beauty embodies the one who brings the message of salvation, peace, and joy through our Lord Jesus Christ. Beauty is found in what is said, not what is seen.

This Christmas, let’s use our beautiful feet to carry this good news into our own worlds. It is Jesus who sets the captive free, brings good news to the poor, sight to the blind and God’s favor to the earth (Luke 4:18-19). What a joyful message for the whole world!

Reflect

  • Are there people you know who need to hear the good news of Jesus? Ask the Lord for the opportunity to share it with them.
  • Are you focusing on the wrong kind of beauty? What do you think can help you change your focus?
  • Sometimes the busy pace of the Christmas season can rob us of our time with Jesus, leaving us less joyful and peaceful than we otherwise would be. What are some ways you can adjust your schedule to protect your time with the Lord?

1

What are you waiting for this Christmas?

What are you waiting for this Christmas?

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2

Jesus came to be a different kind of king

Jesus came to be a different kind of king

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3

Has God forgotten you?

Has God forgotten you?

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4

How to find peace this Christmas

How to find peace this Christmas

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5

Do you believe God is with you?

Do you believe God is with you?

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6

Four clues to who Jesus wants to be to you

Four clues to who Jesus wants to be to you

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7

The surprising benefit of being honest about your doubts

The surprising benefit of being honest about your doubts

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8

The importance of preparing the way

The importance of preparing the way

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9

When the situation seems impossible, remember this truth

When the situation seems impossible, remember this truth

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10

A blessed life is not always an easy life

A blessed life is not always an easy life

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11

How to accept praise and stay humble

How to accept praise and stay humble

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12

When the right thing is not the easy thing

When the right thing is not the easy thing

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13

Jesus is not afraid of your mess

Jesus is not afraid of your mess

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14

What happened when Jesus came to earth and why it’s a big deal

What happened when Jesus came to earth and why it’s a big deal

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15

God can do great things through imperfect people

God can do great things through imperfect people

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16

This is really good news

This is really good news

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17

How you see Jesus shapes how you see Christmas

How you see Jesus shapes how you see Christmas

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18

What you miss when you only know half the story

What you miss when you only know half the story

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19

What does it look like to worship?

What does it look like to worship?

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20

The most beautiful gift you can give this Christmas

The most beautiful gift you can give this Christmas

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21

What if the miracle doesn’t look how you thought it would?

What if the miracle doesn’t look how you thought it would?

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22

A reason to be generous this Christmas

A reason to be generous this Christmas

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23

How to celebrate Christmas all year long

How to celebrate Christmas all year long

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