The Incarnation and Why It Matters
Big Idea: The Trinity is not truth just to be understood, It is also fuel for our relationship and worship of God.
Vision For Leaders:
In this section of Luke, we read the story of the birth of Christ. To many this brings up loads of questions about who Jesus is and the Trinity. In our Sunday teaching, we covered a basic explanation of the Trinity by going through the Nicene Creed.
But the Trinity is not truth just to be understood, It is also fuel for our relationship and worship of God. This week will focus on interactive worship with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Text: Luke 2:1-21
Leader Modeling: As leaders of the group, you help set the temperature and example for your group. God has equipped you and you have gold to give in this regard. Tonight lead out in answering the group discussion question first for your group.
Group Discussion Question: Describe your relationship with each member of the Trinity. Does it feel more natural for you to engage with God the Father, God the Son or God the Holy Spirit? Is there one that feels more challenging? Why do you think that is?
Activation: Tonight we are going to use the Nicene Creed and the Scriptures it was built off of to engage with God in worship.
Distribute the document: Nicene Creed With Scripture References
Take 15-20 minutes and with worship music playing encourage people to use the Nicene Creed document to inspire and shape their worship. Have people write or draw prayers of gratitude and praise directed at each member of the Trinity.
Follow Up: After the time is finished, bring everyone back together and discuss how that went, what did they notice as they engaged in worship? What did they feel?
Close: The same God who we worship is also a God who answers prayer. Break into groups and pray for specific needs anyone would like prayer for.