Being Enlightened This Christmas

John 1:9

Pew Bible Pg. 862


I. Receive Jesus, believe in His name.

John 1: 10-12

There is salvation in no other name under Heaven given among men than Jesus Christ.

Acts 4: 12

Jesus said,

I am the way, the truth and the life, no man comes to the Father buy by Me.

John 14:6

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not in your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths.

Prov. 3: 5-6

A. What does John say is necessary to become children of God? ________________________

B. What does John say is necessary to be born of God, to be born again? _______________________

C. When did you take that step?______________________________________________________

1.       What were the circumstances? __________________________________________________

2.      What difference did He make in your life?_________________________________________

II. Behold His glory.

John 1:14

Jesus said,

Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.

Mt. 25:40

He who despises his neighbor is a sinner, but happy is he who is king to the poor.

Prov. 19: 21

And whoever gives one of these little ones, even a cup of cold water because he is a disciple; truly I say to you, he shall not lose his reward.

Mt. 10:42

A. What is involved in the glory we behold at Christmas? ______________________________

B. How does this glory become reality in our lives (Study MT. 25:40 above) ________________

1.       Give an illustration from others lives? _____________________________________________

2.      Give an illustration from your own life?____________________________________________


III. Receive grace upon grace. John 12: 15-16

God says to Paul and to us,

My grace is sufficient for you, My power is made perfect in weakness.

II Cor. 12:9

Paul declares,

I can do all things in Him who strengthens me. Phil. 4:13

A. What does grace upon grace mean? __________________________________________________

B. Have you ever needed grace upon grace?______________________________________________

1. Why do you think God put it this way in describing what He has done for us in Jesus?

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2. Why is this important?_________________________________________________________

3.      Why do we need to be reminded of it time and time again? ________________________

4. Give illustrations in your life! _____________________________________________________