Jesus’ Christmas Mission
Even before Jesus arrival in Bethlehem his mission and purpose for coming was revealed Today pastor Ryan begins his Christmas messages with: “Jesus’ Mission is to Seek and Save”.
Share any ways you were able to gather with other believers and respectfully encourage one another.
What stood out to you most today?
Read Matthew 1:18-25
How does the angel announce both Jesus’ mission and identity? Why does He do so?
Read Ezekiel 34:11-6
What is the main points of this prophecy? How does it align with the Christmas story? Why was the shepherd imagery chosen?
Read John 10:7-18
How does Jesus apply the shepherd imagery to himself? How does this align with the Ezekiel prophecy? How does it align with the angel’s announcement to Joseph? What things were different?
Why do we need a savior? How do we communicate this to our culture today who doesn’t think they sin or need to be saved?
Take a moment and ask God how he wants you to respond. Have you trusted Christ as savior? Have you joined Jesus’ mission? Are there people He is urging you to reach out to this Christmas season? Make a plan for action.