So if Christmas is such an important time, why do you think that is?
Giving / receiving gifts
What does it mean to you?
What did it mean to the shepherds?
Christmas mean lots of different things to different people
But at the heart of it, Christmas is about hope that Jesus birth brings us
Jesus said this about later in his life (see script)
"This is how much God loved the world: He gave his Son, his one and only Son [Jesus].
And this is why: so that no one need be destroyed; by believing in him, anyone can have a
whole and lasting life. God didn't go to all the trouble of sending Jesus merely to point
an accusing finger, telling the world how bad it was. He came to help, to put the world
Jesus came to put things right between 'people', God and the world
So that those who follow him might live life to the full, both in this life and
Thats what Christmas is about...
Prayer - Write on the white board all the things you would like to thank God for this