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Many people imagine God to be similar to an ancient invisible Santa in the sky. This video compares Santa and God. Is he who you thought?

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Description

Is God a giant Father Christmas?

Do you imagine God as a moralistic dispenser of stuff - someone who's watching and waiting to spot our mistakes? Many people might imagine God to be similar to an ancient invisible St Nick in the sky.

But Christmas shows that's not so. This video compares people's view of God with Santa. The spoken word poem shares how God is very different - how he became flesh, how he drew alongside us, and how he came to befriend and save.

Possible Discussion Questions

  • How do you think you view God?
  • Why is it so key that God came alongside us, by Jesus being born that first Christmas?

Related Bible Reference

  • Isaiah 9:6

Credits

Produced by Speak Life

Speak Life prayerfully preach the gospel, train Christians in evangelism and resource the church for its mission to the world. Speak Life produce video resources, and a regular podcast that help Christians to engage on key topics.

Performed by Glen Scrivener

Glen Scrivener is originally from Australia and has lived in the UK for more than half his life. He started as curate at All Soul’s Church, Eastbourne, where he and his family still worship. Currently he is the Director of Speak Life based in Eastbourne trying to spread the gospel through missions and online presence.

Licence Agreement

Ministry use licence

This video is available for use online or offline in the context of your ministry/ministries (e.g. church service, children’s/youth group, small group, Bible study, school assemblies and lessons). By purchasing this video, you are purchasing a license to use and show it in the context of your specific situation (unless otherwise noted, this excludes uploading it by itself to social media).

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