Starter: What comes into your mind when you hear the name Jesus Christ? What might our friends or neighbours think when his name is mentioned?

Part 1 |

  • Jesus Christ is truly GOD
  • Jesus Christ is truly HUMAN
  • Jesus Christ truly SAVES

“At the centre of the Christian faith is not an idea or a theory or even a vision for life but the name of a person, Jesus Christ.”

Ben Myers

Discussion (1)

  1. Are you familiar with the idea that the one person Jesus is both truly God and truly man?
  2. In our daily Christian life do we tend to emphasise either his divinity or humanity more than the other? 

Part 2 |

O come let us

  • ADORE him
  • APPROACH him
  • OBEY him
  • PROCLAIM him

“How sweet the name of Jesus sounds in a believer’s ear! It soothes our sorrows, heals our wounds, and drives away our fear. It makes the wounded spirit whole and calms the troubled breast; ’tis manna to the hungry soul, and to the weary, rest.”

John Newton

Discussion (2)

Read Luke 1:26-38, 2:22-32

  1. How do these passages show or suggest that Jesus is a) truly divine? b) truly human? c) truly Saviour?
  2. What signs are there that the boy Jesus has come to fulfil the OT promise of the Christ/ Messiah?
  3. How does thinking about the person and name of Jesus in this way make you feel? (Confused? Bored? Intrigued? Overwhelmed? Amazed?)
  4. How practically might we grow in our lives to
    1. ADORE him as God & Saviour? (Matt 2:9-11)
    2. APPROACH him as sympathetic high priest? (Heb 4:14-16)
    3. OBEY him as sovereign Lord and King? (Acts 2:36-42)
    4. PROCLAIM him as Saviour and Judge of the world? (Acts 4:8-20)
  5. How would you like to pray in response to what we’ve heard?

More about the author :

Santhosh Thomas

Santhosh is one of our pastors, with special responsibility for overseeing our small groups and various teaching and discipleship programmes. Born and raised in London, he has previously worked in churches in Oxford and Central London. He’s married to Jess and along with their three young children they enjoy sport, swings and meeting new people!

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