Christmas 1A Discussion Questions

  1. What gracious deeds has God performed for you? How do they continue to affect your daily life? (Isa 63:7)
  2. How does Jesus’ claiming you as brother or sister affect your relationship with him? With God? (Heb 2:11)
  3. Do you think God is present as people harm each other? What does God expect of you in such times? (Matt 2:16)

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