Big Idea of the Series: This three-week series explores how understanding the joy and power of Christmas involves more than simply talking about Jesus or insisting the local store greeter says, “Merry Christmas!” Instead, it means applying Jesus’s message of hope and reconciliation to our everyday lives
Text: John 1:1–18
Topic: Incarnation, The Word, Christmas
Big Idea of the Text: Christmas isn’t an abstract holiday or idea; Jesus came to earth as a real human to reconcile us to God.
Application Point: Christ’s willingness to show a “messy love” by being born into humanity should empower us to share his messy love with the people around us.