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A Christmas Family Worship Guide

WORSHIP THROUGH THE WORD

Pick one or more Scriptures to read:

Matthew 1:18 – 2:12

Luke 1:5 – 2:21

Isaiah 7:14

Isaiah 9:6

Isaiah 60:1-3

John 3:16

Galatians 4:4-7

WORSHIP THROUGH PRAYER

Possible prayer topics:

  • Thanks to God for sending Jesus
  • Prayer for the missionaries who are telling others about Jesus
  • Comfort for those who are grieving the loss of loved ones this Christmas
  • “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.” (Luke 2:14)
  • Orphans and widows (James 1:27)

WORSHIP THROUGH TESTIMONY

Ideas:

> Have someone share their testimony of how they were born again.

> Share your favorite Christmas memory.

> Find an exciting Christian testimony on video (ex. www.iamsecond.com)

WORSHIP THROUGH SONG

Have someone lead a Christmas song with piano or guitar or a cappella. Or use a CD or a video from Youtube and sing along. Suggested songs:

“O Come All Ye Faithful”

“Joy to the World”

“ Go Tell It on the Mountain”

“O Holy Night”

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After the Gifts Have Been Opened (A Christmas Reflection)

I’ve come to the conclusion that Christmas is unfair.

 

We’ve spent a lot of energy shopping for the perfect gifts for our children.

Our kids spent a lot of energy thinking about the perfect gifts for themselves.

 

We spent hundreds of dollars on gifts for our children.

Our kids are about to spend money that they got for Christmas.

 

For our kids, Christmas has been a wonderful, thrilling time.

For us, Christmas has been a stressful, tiring time.

 

But we did it joyfully…because we love them.

 

Yes, I am convinced that Christmas is unfair.

 

And that’s not so bad, because…

 

Our Heavenly Father spent a lot of time thinking about us.

We spent a lot of time thinking about ourselves.

 

Our Heavenly Father offered the perfect gift, His Son, for us.

We offered Him nothing but sin, shame, and brokenness.

 

Our Heavenly Father ordained His Son’s atoning death for us,

While we pridefully maintained our own innocence.

 

But He did it joyfully…because He loves us.

 

(c) Brett A. Maragni, 2013