This is simply a guide for you to follow as you lead your group. Below is a recommended worship song, icebreaker, and flow for your B-Group experience.
Worship Song: “First Noel Christmas Carol”
Prayer: Always begin and end with prayer.
Icebreaker Question: What is your favorite thing about the Christmas season? Why?
Stay In The Know: Church-wide outreach is happening on December 18!
Key Scriptures: Luke 2:36-38 (NLT)
The Big Idea:
Advent means coming. As believers, we get to live in the Hope of the world!
We Have the PROPHECIES
2 Peter 1:19-21 (NLT)
Jesus fulfilled 55 overtly obvious prophecies, plus over 300 that some scholars believe pointed to Him.
The prophets and prophecies that predicted He would come are the same that predict His second coming.
We Have the PROMISES
2 Peter 1:4, Ezekiel 36:25-27 (NLT)
There are over 7,000 promises in the Bible.
When you have a promise from a trustworthy source, it produces hope!
We Have the PRESENCE
Ephesians 1:14 (NLT)
God’s very presence within us gives us the hope of all He has promised us!
We Have the PAST
2 Corinthians 1:10 (NLT)
Take into account God’s faithfulness.
We are so quick to forget!
We Have the PEOPLE
1 Corinthians 15:19–20 (NLT)
We can look at what the Lord has done for each other and be filled with hope.
We can encourage each other in our hope. When you forget, I remember!
We Have the PERSON
1 Peter 1:3 (NIV)
Natural hope is based on things lining up and looking right, but our hope is not based on circumstances.
It really doesn’t matter what is happening in the world; our hope is in Jesus!
Have you ever been through a trial and felt the Presence of God?
When was a time you have been encouraged by what the Lord did in someone’s life?
Challenge: Over the next few weeks, we have the opportunity to see this season through new eyes. Advent is a season to see your hope renewed. Ask the Lord to reveal the areas in your life you have lost hope. John 14:14 says if we ask anything in Jesus’ Name, He will do it. I believe that in this season the Lord is going to renew your hope and make all things new! As we get ready to go into a new year, let your faith be strengthened. Step out and believe the promises of God are for you!