Where Our Story Began 2

I was searching/churching when Jesus entered my story.

Fall Survey

Did anyone miss filling out the survey last week? Have them fill it out during group tonight.

Big Idea:

Whether you were searching or churching, share your story.

Message notes:

I was __________________ when Jesus entered my story.

The Wise Men’s story: I was searching when Jesus entered my story.

Matthew 2:1–2 [1] Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem, [2] saying, “Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.” (ESV)

Simeon’s story: I was churching when Jesus entered my story.

Luke 2:25–32 [25] Now there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon, and this man was righteous and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him. [26] And it had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord's Christ. [27] And he came in the Spirit into the temple, and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him according to the custom of the Law, [28] he took him up in his arms and blessed God and said,

   [29] “Lord, now you are letting your servant depart in peace,

        according to your word;

    [30] for my eyes have seen your salvation

    [31]     that you have prepared in the presence of all peoples,

    [32] a light for revelation to the Gentiles,

        and for glory to your people Israel.” (ESV)

Luke 2:33 [33] And his father and his mother marveled at what was said about him. (ESV)

Whether you were searching or churching, share your story.

I was ____ and now we are ____.

Group Questions:

Q1: The Wise men didn’t have a church to lead them to Jesus, so what led them to Him? (Matthew 2:1-2)

Q2: What do you see in the world that shows you God is out there?

Q3: Do you feel like you have a testimony to share? If not, why?

Q4: Do you think the truth is compelling? Think about the people you are drawn to, the truthful or the fakes? Why?

Q5: Sharing your story is as easy as not hiding the truth. Do you ever leave out YX or church when someone asks you what you did this weekend? Why?

Try this: Invite someone to YX next week. It’s a party after all!

Next at YX

Here is something coming up to talk about in group and invite your students:

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YX Christmas Party

  • J High December 13th.

  • HS December 16th