The Great Unveiling

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Sermon Notes

This week Pastor Deric begins our Christmas series Hope Arriving with a sermon entitled “The Great Unveiling”


John 1:1-5, 14-18

Ice Breaker: If you could give someone special in your life ANY gift in the world, what would it be? Why?

1. Israel had long hoped for the arrival of the Messiah and God’s salvation through him – find 3 prophecies from the Old Testament regarding the coming of Jesus.
2. Keeping verses 14 & 18 in mind, read Philippians 2:3-8. How should Christ’s example of humility and self-sacrifice change the way we treat one another?
3. In verse 18 we see that one of Jesus’ purpose in coming into the world was to reveal God to mankind. Find three other verses from John that illustrate this.
4. Read Lk.1:26-38. If you were in Mary’s shoes, how would you respond to the angel’s annunciation of Christ’s birth? What thoughts might be going through your mind?
5. How should the magnitude of God’s gift to us in Jesus influence our generosity this holiday season?
6. What did you find helpful or challenging about the message?

“Once in our world, a stable had something in it that was bigger than our whole world.” – C.S. Lewis