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The LORD said to Abram (who later would be given the name Abraham), “Leave your native country, your relatives, and your father’s family, and go to the land that I will show you. I will make you and your descendants into a great nation. I will bless you and make you famous, and you will be a blessing to others. I will bless those who bless you and curse those who treat you with contempt. All the families on earth will be blessed through you.”

-Genesis 12:1-3

Bless: To be made .

The desire for wholeness is the .


a. an adherence to a particular system of  .

b. a to which someone ascribes supreme importance.

“In its root meaning, religion (from the Latin religare, to bind again, to bind back) is simply a tying together, a question of how we see fit to organize ourselves and our resources.”

-David Dark from Life’s Too Short to Pretend You’re Not Religious

Jesus spoke to the people once more and said, “I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life.”

 -John 8:12


Fix your eyes on Jesus who leads us and makes our faith complete.

-Hebrews 12:2

To discuss during the week with your family or Life Group

1. How would you have answered the question, “Who needs Christmas”, before hearing this message?

2. What had usually come to your mind when you hear the word religion? How has that changed after hearing this message?

3. What do you organize your life around in an attempt to feel whole?

4. Why is Jesus birth such Good News for the whole world?

5. What is your next step as a result of this message?