2 Corinthians 4:4-10, 12:9-10 / Isaiah 64:8
What are your favorite Christmas traditions? What are your worst Christmas traditions?
What types of things do we put our "hope" in? How do they deliver?
Re-read 2 Corinthians 4:4-10 & think about the significance of the 3 elements: Characters, Conflict & Resolution. Why is the use of "treasures in jars of clay" so ironic & powerful?
How has God revealed Himself in/through your struggles, weaknesses, etc. to you? To others?
How does "Immanuel: God With Us" give you true, deep, reliable "hope"?
In what ways is God calling you to rely on Him for real hope right now?
How do these passages help you grow as a disciple who loves God, loves people & serves the world?