Sermon Based Group Homework
For the message on December 20, 2020
Passage: Isaiah 9:2, 6
This Sunday, Mike concluded our Christmas at Northstar series by showing us how Jesus can bring us hope in a world of darkness.
Looking back at your notes from Sunday’s message, was there anything you heard for the first time, caught your attention, or challenged you?
GETTING TO KNOW YOU
When you look around at the world, what grieves you the most?
LET’S GO DEEPER
1. In Isaiah 9:2, 9, the prophet Isaiah told us about the coming of Jesus as a baby. He would be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Let’s take a look at each of these names and talk about how Jesus brings us hope in a dark world.
- As our “Wonderful Counselor,” Jesus truly understands us and will guide us through the good times and the dark times. Is there a particular situation in which you need His guidance right now? How can you apply Proverbs 3:5-6 to your situation?
- As our “Mighty God,” Jesus is more than a good teacher to be admired. He is God incarnate and worthy of our worship. What is your definition of worship? How can you worship Jesus today?
- As our “Everlasting Father,” Jesus is eternal God in the flesh and will always care for us as a father cares for his children. What aspect of Jesus’ father-like care for you do you value the most today? What do you need from Him most this Christmas?
- As our “Prince of Peace,” Jesus is the only one who can reconcile sinful man and holy God. Through faith in Jesus, we can have our sins forgiven and find peace with God. When did you find peace with God? Talk about how that came about in your life.
2. Now that Jesus has ascended to the Father in heaven, He has commissioned His followers to be lights, representing Him, in a dark world in desperate need of hope. What is one way you can be a light to someone who is struggling this week?
TAKE IT HOME
1. What is your biggest takeaway from this sermon and study?
2. Do you have any prayer requests for your group?