Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Five Ways to Care for Hurting People During the Holidays

Five Ways to Care for Hurting People During the Holidays

While many people enjoy the holiday season more than any other time of the year, there are others who struggle to find any joy in it at all. In fact, for many people, this time of year is devastating and debilitating. A broken relationship, a haunting seasonal memory, the death of a friend or family member, or the inability to bless their family with the kind of gifts others are receiving plants a dark cloud over many, especially when they are seeing the masses celebrating passionately while they are hurting deeply.
So how does a small group leader show the love of Christ to those who are living in the midst of the dark night of the soul?


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As John began writing his gospel, the Holy Spirit inspired him to avoid opening his book with the name “Jesus.” Instead, John was led to use a different name for Jesus: the Word.
Names are important, and John tied this name for Jesus—the Word—to the story of creation. It is extremely significant that the Gospel of John opens with “in the beginning” because it echoes the first words of Genesis 1. None of John’s Jewish readers could have read the early verses of his gospel without thinking about the creation story in Genesis 1. 
Join us as we explore the advent of Christ through John's Gospel!