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Session 14

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

Read: John 1:1-14

It’s a common plot for any number of Lifetime or Hallmark channel Christmas movies. Girl bumps her head and wakes up in a different reality. She remembers everything, but no one recognizes her for who she really is. 

Do you ever wonder if that’s how Jesus felt sometimes? Jesus had been with God from the beginning. Yet when He came into the world, many people didn’t recognize Him for who He truly is (John 1:10).

Jesus was not part God, part man. He was completely divine and completely human at the same time. When Jesus was born, God became man as Jesus embodied all of God’s attributes. 

This is the most amazing event in all of history: the eternal, omnipotent, omnipresent, infinitely holy Son of God took on a human nature and lived among humanity as one who was both God and man at the same time, in one person. 

By becoming human, Jesus became the perfect teacher, sacrifice, and example. He showed us how God thinks and how we should think. He modeled how to live and gives us the power to live that way. Jesus came as the ultimate sacrifice for every sin we have and will commit. His death satisfied God’s requirement to remove our sin and restore our relationship with Him. 

When we believe Jesus is who He says He is, we become children of God and that changes everything. In Jesus, God becomes tangible and visible. 

For hundreds of years, God instructed His people through a complex religious system. People traveled from wherever they lived to be in God’s presence at the temple. But through Jesus, we can know God fully and talk to Him anytime, anywhere. 

Reflect:


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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