All I Want For Christmas Youth Study

Opening the Gifts of God's Grace

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All I Want For Christmas Youth Study
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Published September 2016

Receive the life-changing gift of Christmas.

From the time the Wise Men came to bring gifts, Christmas has been a time of giving gifts to our loved ones, to the less fortunate, to the church, to favorite charities, to family, to friends, and even to our pets. In the best spirit of Christmas we give and receive Christmas gifts, remembering the greatest Christmas gift of all…God's gift of the Christ Child, God's gift to us of a Savior.

As we give and receive Christmas gifts, it is incredibly important to remember that the best Christmas gifts are wrapped in heaven. Unfortunately, sometimes we concentrate so much on the gifts we want to give to and receive from each other that we miss the special gifts Christmas has for us. Christmas has some amazing gifts for us, but the truth is that we need the miracle of God's grace to see them, feel them, hear them, wrap our arms around them, and celebrate them. This study asks a very personal question: "What are the gifts you would really like to receive from Christmas this year?" And that is what this book is all about: our thoughts and ruminations about the amazing, life-changing gifts Christmas has for us!

This Advent study has five sessions: one for each Sunday of Advent and one for Christmas. Leaders and participants work from the same book, which includes readings for reflection, a host of age appropriate teaching-and-learning activities that groups can choose to fit their needs and setting, and a short devotional reading for each day of the Advent season.


About the Authors

James W. Moore

James W. Moore is a best-selling author of more than 40 books and an acclaimed pastor and ordained elder in The United Methodist Church. He has led congregations in Jackson, Tennessee; Shreveport, Louisiana; and Houston, Texas. In 2006, after 50 years of active ministry, he retired from full-time ministry and moved to the Dallas area, where he currently serves as Minister-in-Residence at Highland Park United Methodist Church. He and his wife, June, live at Heritage Ranch in Fairview, Texas.

Cindy Klick

Cindy Klick is coordinator of youth ministries at St. Andrew United Methodist Church in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. She holds a degree in journalism and recently completed coursework for certification in youth ministry. Before joining the St. Andrew youth staff in 1998, she worked for newspapers in Idaho and Wisconsin, for the U.S. Postal Service and in an elementary school gifted and talented program. Her two sons grew up in the St. Andrew youth program and are now students and Colorado State University. Cindy and her husband, Don, live in Highlands Ranch.