December 8, 2019: Comfort and Re-creation

Discussion Questions

What foods would you consider “comfort foods”?  Why?

What activities or experiences do you find comforting?  Why?

What comfort do you need this holiday season?

How are you called to comfort others this Advent?

Acting on the Word

    Speak a word of comfort to at least one person you encounter each day.

Daily Readings (OR: Read from the Advent Devotional)

Sunday:          Isaiah 40:1-11 

Monday:         Daniel 1:1-21

Tuesday:         Daniel 5:1-16

Wednesday:    Daniel 5:17-31

Thursday:       Isaiah 44:24-28

Friday:            Isaiah 45:11-13

Saturday:        2 Chronicles 36:22-23 (1 Esdras 2:1-11)

 

Notes: 

  • All these readings take place during the exile, when many of the people of Judah had been forcibly taken to Babylon after Judah lost a series of wars.
  • 1 Esdras is a book in the Apocrypha. If you have a Bible which includes the apocrypha, or if you have a Catholic Bible, you may find it interesting to read this passage and compare it to the one from 2 Chronicles.  Ask Pastor Lorinda if you want to know more.
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