Dec. 24 - Prince of Peace (Isa. 9:6-7)
First listen to the sermon (posts Sun. afternoon). Then use the ideas below to help you and your group apply what the Lord is teaching you.
Icebreaker idea: What helps you feel at peace? (Where do you go, what do you do, are you alone or with others, whom are you with, etc.?)
A way to pray: Pray for God's peace (wholeness, flourishing, everything being put right) on Earth. One way to do this could be to take turns praying one line at a time from the Lord's prayer (Matthew 6:9-13), pausing after each line to give time for group members to elaborate on what that aspect of peace might look like in our lives right now.
- Treasuring God: What is one way I've experienced God's peace?
- Being Transformed: What's one area of my life where I'd like to experience more of God's peace? What is my next step in this?
- Loving Others: Who is someone in my life who needs to experience God's peace? What's one way I can help?
- Pursuing Unity: What's one relationship in my life where I'd love to see God's peace prevail? What is my part to play (a way to pray, an action to take, an apology to offer, forgiveness to choose, etc.)?