December 2nd, 2018
The Greatest Christmas Story Ever Told: Hope
As you watch Miracle on 34th Street, here are a couple of things to consider:
- Kris asks Alfred why he likes impersonating him. Alfred says, “When I give packages to little kids, I like to watch their faces get that Christmas look all of a sudden. It makes me feel good and important.” As a family, or on your own, choose a gift together to donate for the fire victims or Toys for Tots. Try to imagine or talk about the child who might receive this gift. What might be the interests, age, and situation? How might their face look when they receive this toy? What does the “Christmas look” look like? Take a moment to pray for this child.
- Macys wants to be known as a store with a heart. What do we want CCC to be known for? What do you and your family want to be known for? What is one thing that you can do this Christmas to be better known for that one thing? How can you put that practice into place this year?
- Fred and Doris have a disagreement about lovely intangibles. (It was the first video clip in church). Fred says, “Faith is believing in things when common sense tells to not to”. Hebrews 11:1 says, “Faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” We might not be able to see God this side of Heaven, but we can choose to believe in Him. Why do some people have a hard time believing in Jesus? If you do believe in Jesus, take a moment to talk about why.