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All Aboard The YM360 Plus Bus | A 52-week Youth Ministry Strategy
All Aboard The YM360 Plus Bus | A 52-week Youth Ministry Strategy

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Gifts of Christmas: Hope, Peace, Joy, & Love


Gifts Of Christmas is a four-session series that will help your students understand the gifts God gives us through the incarnation of Christ that we celebrate at Christmas: hope, peace, joy, and love.

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We live in a world that is filled with hopelessness. A place where peace is often fleeting, war is common, and conflict is constantly lurking around the corner. We live in a world where joy is lost in the hustle and bustle of life. Our world is one where love can feel empty. This is the world in which God sent His Son Jesus to come and save us from sin—to give mankind hope, peace, joy, and love. Gifts Of Christmas will remind us that because of the greatest Gift of all, we can have life and know how to share His hope, peace, joy, and love with the world. Each of these four sessions of this series will represent one of the traditional advent themes found in the story of Christ’s birth, life, death, and resurrection.

  • Session Overview
  • What's Included

    • Any large group setting
    • Mid-week youth service
    • "Master teacher” format 


    • Session 1 – The Gift of Hope (Genesis 3:8-15, Isaiah 9:6-7, Luke 2:25-32, Luke 2:36-38, Romans 5:1-5, Titus 2:11-14, 1 Corinthians 15:19-20, Matthew 28: 19-20, 1 Peter 3:14-15) |In the beginning, when Adam and Eve first sinned, all seemed hopeless because of the consequences of sin. But God foretold of a hope that was coming to save the world. This hope was born thousands of years later in Christ’s birth. Because of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection, we too can have hope when all things seem lost.

    • Session 2 – The Gift of Peace (Genesis 3:1-6, Luke 2:8-14, Isaiah 9:6-7, Isaiah 59:2, Romans 1:18, Romans 5:1, 8-10, Ephesians 2:14, Romans 12:18) |One of the consequences of sin is that it separates us from God. Our flesh is at war with God, and there is no peace. Throughout history, humankind has strived for true peace. But this peace is not a political peace but a peace that God gives us in the reconciliation that Jesus makes possible through His death and resurrection.

    • Session 3 – The Gift of Joy (Luke 2:8-20, John 9:1-24) |After Jesus’ birth, Angels appeared to shepherds and told them of the birth of Christ. After the shepherds found Jesus, they hurried to tell the town about the Messiah who had come. Their joy could not be contained, for the Savior had come.

    • Session 4 – The Gift of Love (1 John 4:7-12) |This is love: that God sent Jesus to live, love, die, and rise from the dead to save us. And we show this by loving one another. God’s love has been poured out to all through Jesus. As we look to Him, that love transfers to how we are to love others.
  • Detailed Sermon Outlines 

    Every Sermon Series comes with detailed sermon outlines. Teach them "as is" or adapt them to suit your specific ministry context. 

    Discussion questions 

    Questions are designed to foster conversations, help students think critically about the teaching, and wrestle with how these Biblical truths impact their complicated and ever-changing lives. You can use these discussion questions to facilitate small groups after your large group teaching or even create handouts for students to work through the message as you go.

    Title and Background slides 

    These are designed to be dropped into your favorite presentation software to help you build a creative environment around your sermon. Use them as a backdrop for song lyrics, Scripture passages, teaching points, and any illustrations you choose to display.

    Artwork for promo and social media 

    Social media images, web banners, and a printable poster file are included. Perfect for newsletters, websites, social media platforms, or print them off for posters and bulletin inserts.

    Logo (including native logo design files) 

    We include a logo file and the native design files to allow you to use the logo in ways you see fit. 

    100% downloadable and adaptable

    You can download everything as soon as you finish your purchase. Nothing is shipped to you.


Overview and Sample Sermon

Overview and Sample Sermon

Download a full overview of Gifts of Christmas and sample the first sermon in the series.

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