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Second Sunday of Advent: December 6th

  • Reflect: Luke 1:39-44

During those days Mary set out and traveled to the hill country in haste to a town of Judah, where she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the infant leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth, filled with the holy Spirit, cried out in a loud voice and said, “Most blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb. And how does this happen to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? For at the moment the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the infant in my womb leaped for joy.

  • Discuss: Why do you think Elisabeth’s baby lept in her womb? How did Elisabeth know Mary was carrying the baby Jesus? How can you know about spiritual things you have not seen? Have you had an experience where faith has given you a testimony of something that seemed difficult to understand?


Monday of the second week of Advent: December 7th

  • Reflect: Luke 1:57-64

When the time arrived for Elizabeth to have her child she gave birth to a son. Her neighbors and relatives heard that the Lord had shown his great mercy toward her, and they rejoiced with her. When they came on the eighth day to circumcise the child, they were going to call him Zechariah after his father, but his mother said in reply, “No. He will be called John." But they answered her, “There is no one among your relatives who has this name.” So they made signs, asking his father what he wished him to be called. He asked for a tablet and wrote, “John is his name,” and all were amazed. Immediately his mouth was opened, his tongue freed, and he spoke blessing God.

  • Discuss: What did Elisabeth and Zacharias name their baby? Why? Why did others question their name choice? Have you ever done something that others thought was strange because you were following God? When and why? How did you stay strong in your belief?


Tuesday of the second week of Advent: December 8th

  • Reflect: Luke 2:1-5

In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that the whole world should be enrolled. This was the first enrollment, when Quirinius was governor of Syria. So all went to be enrolled, each to his own town. And Joseph too went up from Galilee from the town of Nazareth to Judea, to the city of David that is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and family of David, to be enrolled with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child

  • Discuss: Why did Mary and Joseph have to leave on a journey? It was over 90 miles to Bethlehem, in cold weather. Mary was nine months pregnant on the back of a donkey. Why did God not make it easier for them? What is the most difficult thing you have had to go through? Did you ever want God to make it easier for you? What did you learn from your experience? How has it changed or strengthened you?


Wednesday of the second week of Advent: December 9th

  • Reflect: Luke 2:7

And she gave birth to her firstborn son. She wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.

  • Discuss: Why was there no room for Mary and Joseph? How would you feel if you had turned them away that night? Do you ever turn Jesus away in your life? Put him on the back burner? How? What can you do to be more open to letting him in?


Thursday of the second week of Advent: December 10th

  • Reflect: Luke 2: 8-9

Now there were shepherds in that region living in the fields and keeping the night watch over their flock. The angel of the Lord appeared to them and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were struck with great fear.

  • Discuss: Where were the shepherds when they heard of Jesus’s birth? How do you think they felt when they saw an angel? Why? Do you ever fear direction from the Lord? Why or why not?


Friday of the second week of Advent: December 11th

  • Reflect: Luke 2:10-12

The angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for behold, I proclaim to you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For today in the city of David a savior has been born for you who is Messiah and Lord. And this will be a sign for you: you will find an infant wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger.

  • Discuss: What message did the angel give the shepherds? Why did the angel not appear to people more prominent than the shepherds? Does our station in life matter to God? The angel said he was bringing great joy. How has Christ brought joy to your life? How can you share that joy with others?


Saturday of the second week of Advent: December 12th

  • Reflect: Luke 2:13-14

And suddenly there was a multitude of the heavenly host with the angel, praising God and saying: “Glory to God in the highest"

  • Discuss: Who else came with the angel to the shepherds? What were they doing? Do you use music to worship Jesus Christ? Does the music you listen to bring your closer to Christ? How can you be better about using music to worship him?

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