HAVING A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS
THE GRINCH THAT STEALS PRESENCE
THE GRINCH STEALS YOUR AWARENESS OF GOD’S PRESENCE
The Grinch Disguises as:
But Martha was distracted with all her preparations; and she came up to Him and said, “Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to do all the serving alone? Tell her to help me.”
(Luke 10:40 NASB)
How the Grinch Steals Presence
BUSYNESS & RUSHING STEALS THE NEEDED REST IN JESUS
And He said, “My presence shall go with you, and I will give you rest.”
(Exodus 33:11 NASB)
COMPARING STEALS YOUR “JOY TO THE WORLD” IN JESUS
Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”
(Hebrews 13:5 NKJV)
CHANGE THE GRINCH’S HEART BY:
In Your presence is fullness of joy; In Your right hand there are pleasures forever.
(Psalm 16:11 NASB)
Life Group Questions
How can your awareness of JESUS’ presence in the present, change the way you live?
How can busyness and rushing steal the needed rest in JESUS?
Give personal examples of how comparison has stolen your joy.
The Grinch had a change of heart. Which of the 3 items listed in point #3 would you apply immediately to have a change of heart?