Together #forSalem
Together #forSalem
How can I get through the Holidays? [Psalm 3]

The holidays are supposed to be the “most wonderful time of the year.” But often they end up being the worst time of year. Do we have a choice? Is there a way to enjoy the holiday season no matter what is going on around us?

Main Ideas:
[00:44] The holidays are “supposed to be” the best time of the year but often they are just the worst.
[01:44] We can do better than just getting through the holidays.
[03:45] The key to a fulfilling holiday season is the key to a fulfilling life.
[04:47] Our pain can make us wonder if God is even listening.
[06:55] God is intimately aware of and invested in every thought and feeling we deal with.
[08:10] Jesus proves that God personally knows and cares about each person.
[10:34] Jesus is closer than our pain.
[14:03] Jesus kept his promise to rise from the dead. We can trust him to keep his other promises.
[18:00] When we trust Jesus is with us we can rest no matter what is against us.

Holiday Survival Tips: [14:32]
Take an Interlude: Stop and Breathe
Pray: Psalm 3:7-8
Praise: At least 5 things you are thankful for
Choose to rest

Discussion Questions [18:10]

  1. What stood out to you most either in Jon’s message or David’s poem?
  2. What are you looking forward to this holiday season? What are you not so much looking forward to?
  3. Read John 10:27-30. What does/would it look like for Jesus to be your shepherd?
  4. What do you need to “metaphorically” picture Jesus slapping for you this season?
  5. How can your group pray for you this week?



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