12 Days of Jesus - Day 7: Joy Again

    12.18.18 | by Joe Dascenzo

    Warm Up:
    Read Romans 5:1; Romans 14:17; Romans 15:4; Romans 15:13.

    Round 1:
    Write out Romans 15:13. Underline hope, joy and peace.

    Round 2:
    Make a list of 3-5 people you know who do not follow Jesus or believe in Him. Add anyone else you can think of that seems disconnected from community.

    Round 3:
    Pray for each person on your list. Pray something like: "God, I pray for [name]. I pray that Your Spirit would fill them with hope, joy and peace when they choose to trust in You. May they overflow with hope by the power of Your Spirit." Pray for something specific each person is dealing with if you can.

    Burn Out:
    Look back at your list and invite each one to church this weekend. Maybe your church has a special service for Christmas. If you don't have anything to invite them to and live in the Chicago area, invite them to this. Take a risk and invite them. People are most open to coming to church with you during the Christmas season. Bonus if you invite them to your home for a meal on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.