Jesus of Nazareth

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Sermon Notes

This week Pastor Deric preaches a Christmas Eve sermon entitled “Jesus of Nazareth”

Matthew 2:19-23
Ice Breaker: Name a Christmas gift you received that you will never forget.
1. Research the historical context of Nazareth at the time of Jesus. What would it have been like for him to grow up there?
2. Nazareth and its inhabitants were generally despised throughout Israel. Why would this be the chosen hometown of Jesus?
3. Read Luke 2:29-35. In what ways do Simeon’s prophecies reflect the life and ministry of Jesus?
4. What was the significance of the visit of the Magi? (Matthew 2:1-12)
5. Christmastime provides a great opportunity to reach out to family and friends with the gospel. Think of one person who you will share the gospel with over the holidays.
6. What did you find helpful or challenging about the message?

“You can never truly enjoy Christmas until you can look up into the Father’s face and tell him you have received his Christmas gift.” – John R. Rice