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.
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