What in the message most stood out to you? What do you think God is telling you through this message?
What makes you feel stressed? What do you do to relieve stress?
23 “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel”[a] (which means “God with us”). -Matthew 1:23
What does this mean for us?
we have hope in God
we have assurance in God
we have victory. The same power that raised Christ from the dead is in us. Therefore He is the one fixing us. Romans 8: If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you. (ESV)
That we find rest in God.
God’s presence with Adam, ark of the covenant, the tabernacle, the temple, silence for four hundred years, Jesus, the hero, God himself shows up in the flesh. Jesus, God with us. God in us, the living temple. And He put His full compassion on display.
What does it mean to rest in God? How do you find rest in God?
What do you need to do to keep in constant view of your Savior’s name IMMANUEL (God with us) and JESUS (God is Savior)? How have you experienced Jesus as IMMANUEL in your life?
How does the Spirit of God in you change your compassion towards others people?
Pray that you’ll be able to carry the love of God in you and that His love will drive you to be compassionate towards the people around you.
Pray for those that you know who need to hear the gospel and encounter Jesus. Pray and share as a group about how you would like to to share who Jesus is to the person during this week.