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Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.”

-Matthew 11:28

Jesus said, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick… For I have come to call not those who think they are righteous, but those who know they are sinners.”

-Matthew 9:12-13

Anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!

-2 Corinthians 5:17

1. Jesus will help me to become more .

Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith.

-Hebrews 12:2

So faith comes from hearing, that is, hearing the Good News about Christ.

-Romans 10:17

2. Jesus helps me to be .

The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.

-Galatians 5:22-23

The angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. The Savior—yes, the Messiah, the Lord—has been born today in Bethlehem, the city of David!

-Luke 2:10-11

3. Jesus helps me to feel .

For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. The government will rest on his shoulders. And he will be called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.  His government and its peace will never end. He will rule with fairness and justice from the throne of his ancestor David for all eternity. The passionate commitment of the LORD of Heaven’s Armies will make this happen!

-Isaiah 9:6-7

To discuss during the week with your family or Life Group

1. In what way(s) does the Christmas season make you sometimes feel weary and burdened?

2. What causes you to sometimes question your faith? How had Jesus helped you to restore it?

3. What’s robbing you of joy? What steps would you need to regain it?

4. What area of life do you need Jesus to help you feel more triumphant in?

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