Christmas Demands a Decision

Christmas Demands a Decision


The Christmas story is filled with announcements of the greatness of the Christ who was born and the glory of His eternal kingdom. However, there is one announcement that strikes a different tone and points to resistance and opposition. Pastor Ryan continues his Christmas sermons in Luke 2:22-35 where we’ll learn that “Christmas Demands a Decision”.

Application Questions

Look Back

  1. Reflect over this past week and share any ways experienced the presence of God in your life.

Look Up
Read Luke 2:22-35

  1. What stood out to you most from today’s message?
  2. Why do you think God had Simeon deliver this message to Mary and Joseph?
  3. Why is Jesus so polarizing and the cause of family divisions? How has this played out in your own experience?
  4. What keeps people from responding to Jesus in faith? What does this reveal about people’s hearts?
  5. How do you view Jesus? Why?

Look Ahead

  1. What action step is God calling you to take? Share your plan for action.