Christmas day: Shepherds’ visit

December 25, 2016

 

Devotion: Use this resource at home to guide your household’s daily devotions.

Pray: Light a candle and open your devotion time with a prayer.

We are still amazed, O Lord, at the gift of your salvation. Interrupt our lives again with the incarnation of your son on earth, our own Jesus Christ, the savior born in Bethlehem. Amen.

Read: Read the following daily readings and ask the follow-up questions.

Sunday: Shepherds Visit (Christmas Day), Luke 2:8-20

Monday: Isaiah Brings an Answer to Hezekiah’s Prayer, 2 Kings 19:20-34

Tuesday: The Sign of Immanuel, Isaiah 7:10-25

Wednesday: Compassion for the Repentant, Isaiah 57:14-21

Thursday: The Prayer for Renewal, Psalm 89:48

Friday: Exultant Response of the Captives, Isaiah 52:7-12

Saturday: Messiah’s Call and Commission, Isaiah 49:1-7

 

How does Jesus’ birth shape the culture you live in?

 

Connect: Discuss the following questions.

Share a Christmas memory.  What makes is special? What makes it sacred?

In what ways does Jesus bring you peace and/or salvation?

How would you describe your relationship with Jesus?

Do: By doing, we make God’s word come alive. Do the following activity this week.

Give an acquaintance (or a stranger!) a gift, and tell them you are doing so because God loves them.

Adapted from Clergy Stuff.  Copyright © 2016 Clergy Stuff. Used and adapted with Permission. Find more at www.ClergyStuff.com.

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