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All Is Bright, Week 4: Empowered with Purpose
January 7, 2024
Main Scripture Reference(s)
Matthew 2:1-16

All Is Bright, Week 4: Empowered with Purpose

January 7, 2024 / Matthew 2:1-16

Matthew 2:11-12 (NIV)

Mathew 2:1–3 (NIV)

Matthew 2:16 (NIV)

John 1:4–5 (NIV)

John 8:12b (NIV)

Matthew 5:14–16 (NIV)

Acts 1:8 (NIV)

Ephesians 5:8–10 (NIV)

Live the Light to…

  1. Pray

    Ephesians 5:11 (NIV)


    Serve

    Ephesians 5:14 (NIV)
    Ezekiel 37:9–10 (NIV)
    Ezekiel 37:13–14 (NIV)
    Ephesians 4:12 (NIV)


  2. Give

    2 Corinthians 9:6 (NIV)



  3. Love

    John 13:34–35 (NIV)

Theme: Lighten Up

Share Together

Any new year’s resolutions or goals for 2024?

Reflect Together  What impacted you the most from last Sunday’s Message?
Read Together Matthew 2:1-3,11-12 and 16
  • Why was the birth of Jesus such a threat to King Herod the Great? 


  • What was the result of Herod’s fear?


  • How can God’s kingdom be a threat to our own individual kingdoms?


  • How is Satan like Herod trying to snuff out our younger generation?


Read Together John 1:4–5, John 8:12, Matthew 5:14–16
  • How is Jesus the light of the world that expels the darkness?


  • Where do you see the light of Jesus needs to shine the most, especially to our young generation?


  • What does it mean to you when Jesus says he is the “light of the world?”


  • How can we overcome obstacles and fears that may hinder us from shining our light?


  • How do faith and actions work together in being the light of the world individually or collectively to our community this new year?

Pray Together

Take time to share updates on how God is answering prayer and pray for specific needs in your group/family as well as praying to be the light of Jesus to this younger generation in our community.

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