4 Things Jesus Did to Change the World – Week 4

My story:

 

  • Growing up, when did your family put up the Christmas tree? Who decorated it?
  • What do you remember about the manger scene and shepherds?

 

Going Deeper: 

Read aloud Luke 2: 8-14

  • Who is visited by an angel?
    • Under what circumstances?
    • How specific is the message?
  • How does the shepherds’ experience compare to that of Zechariah (1:8) and Mary (1:26)?
  • What does all this angelic fanfare say about the importance of Jesus’ birth?
  • Consequently, what do the shepherds do?
    • What about after the discovery?
    • What about after they return?
  • How does Mary respond to all of this (v.19)?
  • Of all the people the angels could have visited, why do you think God sent them to the shepherds?

Application: 

God appeared to Zechariah, to Mary and now to the shepherds when they were just doing their jobs, being themselves. 

  • How has God spoken to you recently in the ordinary flow of life?
  • Other people apparently didn’t see the star or hear the angels. Why?
  • Are you open to God’s serendipity in your life?