Piecing Together The Puzzle of Christmas Part 3 “The Hurtful Piece”

Piecing Together the Puzzle of Christmas – Part 3

The Hurtful Piece

There are some ________________  _________________ about Christmas.

We’ve looked at the _______________ and ________________ pieces of Christmas so far.

We all know that the hurtful piece of Christmas is ____________ but we don’t want to think about it.

The suffering/hurt that began on __________________ day continue to the _______________ day.

The _______________ piece of the Christmas puzzle is there because of the _________________ effect of sin.

Matthew 1:21

21 She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus,[a]because he will save his people from their sins.”

Christmas doesn’t ______________ the sin; it simply _______________ the sin that is already there.

If there was no sin, there would be no ________________ for Christmas.

Jesus is the reason for the season but ___________ is the ______________ for Jesus.

There is a _______________ piece to Christmas because there is a ______________ piece of me.

The ________________ piece of Christmas points to the _________________ piece of Christmas.

Can you help to bring ________________ to someone who is hurting this year?

The Christmas story was hurtful to _____________ and ___________.

The news of the birth that brought ___________ to the shepherds likely brought ________________ to Mary and Joseph.

The Christmas story was ______________ for those who lived near Bethlehem.

Matthew 2:16

16 When Herod realized that he had been outwitted by the Magi, he was furious, and he gave orders to kill all the boys in Bethlehem and its vicinity who were two years old and under, in accordance with the time he had learned from the Magi.

The Christmas story brought hurt to the __________________ of Jesus.

Matthew 10:34-38

34 “Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. 35 For I have come to turn

“‘a man against his father,
    a daughter against her mother,
a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law—
36     a man’s enemies will be the members of his own household.’[a]

37 “Anyone who loves their father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; anyone who loves their son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. 38 Whoever does not take up their cross and follow me is not worthy of me.