Friday, December 22, 2006

Talking Christ at Christmas

Don Whitney offers some helpful suggestions for how spark more intimate, meaningful dialogue into your Christmas socializing. Who knows, you might even find yourself talking about the Christ-child at the center of the Christmas season.

  1. What's the best thing that has happened to you since last Christmas?
  2. What was your best Christmas ever? Why?
  3. What is the most meaningful Christmas gift you've ever received?
  4. What was the most appreciated Christmas gift you've ever given?
  5. What was your favorite Christmas tradition as a child?
  6. What is your favorite Christmas tradition now?
  7. What do you do to try to keep Christ in Christmas?
  8. Why do you think people started celebrating the birth of Jesus?
  9. Do you think the birth of Jesus deserves a nearly worldwide celebration?
  10. Why do you think Jesus came to earth?

Last night we asked question #1 at the student Christmas party and it sparked some pretty insightful conversation. The most meaningful response that I heard was when a college student shared that the best thing that has happened since last Christmas was finding our church. Though it is still unclear what this student believes about Jesus, I am grateful that he has found the community at Concord to be a safe place to ask questions and seek Christ.

I hope you find this resource helpful over the next couple of days as you spend time with family and friends. Merry Christmas!


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