Where Our Story Began
My story + Jesus’ story = Our story
The Christmas story is hope coming into the world. That hope is Jesus. He came to earth and was born to a virgin named Mary. There was no room for Mary and Joseph at the inn, so the savior of the world was born in a manger in Bethlehem.
What about your story? Jesus’ story collided into other people’s ongoing stories. They had life before Jesus and then life after Jesus. And now their story and Jesus’ story were inseparable.
In the month of December, we’re going to talk about our story before Jesus and after Jesus. Has hope entered your story through Jesus?
How would you fill in the blank?
I was __________________ when Jesus entered my story.
Mary and Joseph: “I was struggling when Jesus entered my story.”
Big idea: Move from a me to a we story.
Action step in groups: Survey.
The Wise Men and Simeon: “I was ‘searching/churching’ when Jesus entered my story.”
Big idea: Share your story.
Action step in groups: Invite your friends to Christmas Party.
Shepherds: “I was invited when Jesus entered my story.”
Big idea: Come and see.
Action step: Plug in with us at YX Birthday Party.