December 20, 2015 – Morning Worship
Monday – Luke 2:1-20
What are the paradoxes (mysteries) of Christ’s birth? Are there any personal applications?
The King of Kings, the Lord of Glory, the Son of God Jesus Christ who is born in a manger and enters Jerusalem on a donkey! Paradox? What is the application to you?
There is a sense in which we could say Jesus was “homeless” – Israel, like Bethlehem, had no place for him. How does that apply to our world? To the church? To you?
The announcement of Christ’s birth by the angels comes first to lowly shepherds. This too, is an amazing paradox. Why? How is that an encouragement to you? To everyone?
What can we learn from Mary and the shepherds with regard to how we should respond to the announcement of Christ’s birth? The gospel? How to celebrate Christmas? How to respond to God’s word?
Mary “pondered these things in her heart” and the shepherds “returned praising God for all they had seen and heard.” What is the application to you?