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Preparing Your Family for a Meaningful Christmas

PREPARING YOUR FAMILY FOR A MEANINGFUL CHRISTMAS

TAKE THE ________________!

1. READ ABOUT ________________

JESUS CAME TO _______________________________________________

“‘The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel’-which means, ‘God with us.'” Matthew 1:23

 “Jesus answered: ‘Don’t you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father.'” John 14:9a

SHARE WHAT YOU ARE ______________________

“These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your heart.  Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.” Deuteronomy 6:6-7

2. CARE FOR THE __________________ TOGETHER

JESUS CAME TO __________________________________________

“Then Jesus said to his host, ‘When you give a luncheon or dinner, do not invite your friends, your brothers or relatives, or your rich neighbors; if you do, they may invite you back and so you will be repaid. But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed.  Although they cannot repay you, you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.'” Luke 14:12-14

                              

Resources:

  • Loaves and Fishes (Pittsburg/Antioch), 837-8758, www.loavesandfishesofcontracosta.org
  • Community Outreach Center (Antioch), 778-1893
  • Food bank donation (all Safeway, Lucky, and Save Mart stores), www.foodbankccs.org

3. TAKE THE NEXT STEP ON YOUR ______________________________________

 JESUS CAME TO _________________________

“She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.” Matthew 1:21

“Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord.” Luke 2:11

“This is how much God loved the world: He gave his Son, his one and only Son.”

John 3:16a (The Message)