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Discussion Starters | Unwrapped: The Gifts of Christmas

  • December 2021 Issue
Discussion Starters

We hope these questions will help you consider (or discuss with others) what God is teaching you through this month’s study of His Word.

Week 1:

  • When you think of gifts we have received from God, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Why?
  • Sometimes we struggle to keep our promises. What are some of your favorite promises in Scripture that God has made?
  • What does living in faith look like in practice? (See Dec. 3)
  • In what ways was Jesus like an Old Testament prophet? How is He different? (See Dec. 4)

Week 2:

  • How does our society define “love”? How is that similar to or different from a biblical view? (See Dec. 9)
  • List some of the ways God has shown us his love.
  • Is it difficult for you to accept God’s love? Why or why not?
  • What are some ways you can look to Jesus as an example for your own life? (See Dec. 11)

Week 3:

  • What is our primary calling as believers? (See Dec. 16)
  • Do you struggle wanting to do things “My Way”?
  • If we are not servants of Jesus, who are we serving? (See Dec. 18)
  • How does understanding your adoption into the family of God impact your daily spiritual walk?

Week 4:

  • What are some things that make church unity difficult? Why is it so important? (See Dec. 23)
  • How can we live out the Great Commission in our daily life? (See Dec. 24)
  • How does understanding that you are an ambassador of Christ affect the choices you make? (See Dec. 26)
  • What are ways you can exercise your spiritual gifts? (See Dec. 27)

BY Ryan Cook

Dr. Ryan Cook has taught at Moody Bible Institute since 2012. He earned his bachelor of arts in Bible and Theology from Moody and his master of arts in Old Testament from Grand Rapids Theological Seminary. He has worked in Christian education and served as a pastor in Michigan for seven years. During his time as a professor at Moody, he earned his doctorate from Asbury Theological Seminary. He now lives with his wife, Ashley, and their three children in the Chicagoland area.