December 20 – December 26

Weekly Reading for December 20 – December 26

Preparing for Next Week’s Message

Sermon Series: Adore!
Sermon Title: Come Adore the One Who Is on the Throne!

This reading plan will get your heart and mind set for the next message on December 27, 2020:

Reflecting on the Most Recent Sermon

Sermon Series: Adore!
Sermon Title: Come Adore the baby Born
Delivered On: December 20, 2020


Memorize and Reflect

14 “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.” Luke2:14

Prayer Direction

Than God for His willingness to enter our world as one of us so He could take our sins and brokenness upon Himself. Praise Jesus for coming in utter humility and pray that you will grow in humility as you live for Him. Give thanks to God for inviting the broken, weary, outcast, and forgotten to come near the Savior and receive His grace.

“Live It!” Challenge

Make Your Invitation List – This next week we will have three Christmas Eve Services in our Church Courtyard and also online. Make a list of people you want to invite to Christmas Eve services and then send out a nice, personal invitation to each one letting them know why you want them to join you on campus or online. Be sure to pray that they will come to the service. Then, have a conversation after the service by simply asking them, “What did you think?”

Small Group Discussion

  1. Talk about a time you saw a newborn baby. What struck you about the needs and frailty of a baby in their first hours or days of life?

  2. Read: Luke2:4-7 - Compare the condition in which most babies are born today to the conditions where Jesus was born. Why do you think God decided to enter human history in this way?

  3. How is the incarnation of Jesus a powerful picture of His willingness to serve us as His children? How should this example impact the way we live our lives?

  4. Read: Luke 2:8-11 - Shepherds were very common people…they were not elite or wealthy. Why do you think they were placed on the heavenly invitation list to come and see Jesus at His birth? What does this teach us about who God loves and reaches out to?

  5. How is the entry of Jesus into history a source of good news? What good news entered the world when Jesus came?

  6. How is the coming of Jesus a source of great joy? What joy have you experienced since you encountered Jesus?

  7. Read: Luke 2:11-14 - When Jesus entered human history, peace came to earth. How does Jesus bring peace between us and God? How can He bring peace between people who are in conflict?

  8. We are told that when Jesus came, a Savior was born. What did Jesus come to save us from and how did he do this? Who do you have in your life that needs to encounter Jesus as their Savior? How can your group members pray for you as you seek to shine the light of Jesus in the life of this person?

  9. How is Jesus still at work saving His people? Give an example of how He is still saving you day by day as you follow Him.