LifeGroup Questions: Applying the Teaching to Our Lives

  1. What brings you peace during Christmastime? What do you enjoy the most about it?
  2. Would those around you (at work and home) describe you as a person of peace? Why or why not?
  3. Can you recall something you asked God for that you are now thankful he did not give to you?
  4. How has suffering in your life (current or past) challenged your view of God’s peace? What have you learned?
  5. Jesus suffered to bring us peace with God. How have you suffered to bring peace to the world around you?
  6. What change is God asking you to make today to bring peace to yourself and BE peace out to others?

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Light of the World

“Peace Out”

John 8:12 & Luke 2:8-20

Christmas is the story of God’s light bringing peace on earth

Peace of God is for followers of Jesus.

The Peace of God is not:

  • God giving us what we want
  • God’s removal of all pain and suffering
  • God changing other people

The Peace of God is:

  • God giving us what we need
  • God’s redemption of man through Jesus pain and suffering
  • God’s grace changing us

We find the peace OF God when we experience peace WITH God.

God allows his peace in for us to be peace out.

Core Christ-like characteristic: Relates with other centered love/loving people.