Teen/Adult Advent week 4

Teen/Adult Advent Week 4

Dec. 21

Reading: John 10:10

Jesus came to give life. Think about how your life is better because you follow Jesus. Is there some part of your life that is hard right now?  Is there a part of your life you should surrender to Jesus?  Pray about that today.

Song: Emmanuel, God with Us Forever

by Bryan and Katie Torwalt

Random Act of Kindness: Pay for someone's coffee or snack today.

Dec. 22

Reading: John 6:48-51

Jesus is the living bread of life.  That can be a confusing statement. Throughout the world, bread is a symbol of comfort, strength, providence, and friendship. Jesus being the bread of life simply means that Jesus is all we need to sustain us.  He nourishes and gives us strength. Many times in our lives, we are let down by the things of this world.  Even people we love will not be able to provide all that we need.  How in the past year has Jesus given you strength? Has there ever been a time in your life that you had to fully rely on Jesus because He was all you had? 

Share that with a friend or family member.

Song: Here Comes Heaven by Elevation

Random Act of Kindness: Bake or buy some bread and share it with a neighbor or friend.  Here’s a recipe for “Miracle Bread” – 3 ingredients and easy to make.

Dec. 23

Reading: John 3:16

This verse has become so common that we often miss the meaning and beauty in it. This verse says that God loves YOU so much that He was willing to give the most important person in His life as a sacrifice for YOU.  He doesn’t want you to perish but to live with Him forever.  What gift can be greater.  As you are buying or wrapping gifts tonight, give the gift of hope to the people who are receiving your tangible gifts.  Remind them of the love of Jesus. 

Song: O What a King by Katie Nicole

Random Act of Kindness: Look up a funny joke and share it with a friend, family member or even a stranger.

Dec. 24

Reading: Isa. 9:2-7

Today’s reading reminds us that the light has come...all that was foretold about, all the hopes and prayers were answered in the tiny baby that was born. It says the government will rest on His shoulders. We can be comforted by this.  Some days this world and all the things happening around us seem so heavy.  Praise God that all authority and power rests on His strong and capable shoulders.  We can sleep in peace knowing He is in control – this Prince of Peace has us in the palm of His hand.

Song: Unto Us by Matthew West

Random Act of Kindness: Join a family of believers tonight and encourage them by attending a Christmas Eve service. We’d love to have you join us at NCCOC at 4 p.m.!