Are you meeting regularly with a discussion group? If you meet just once a week, you can find all of this week’s discussion questions in one place right here.

Question: What kinds of promises do you depend on in your daily life?  What signs do you watch in your work and home life?

Question: How is Mary’s faith shown in this story?

Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb! And why is this granted to me that the mother of my Lord should come to me? For behold, when the sound of your greeting came to my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy. And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what was spoken to her from the Lord.”

(Luke 1:26-45; Luke 2:1-20 ESV)

Question:  This Christmas, tonight or tomorrow, find a way to celebrate Jesus that is new to you and will bring deeper meaning, such as doing a kindness for another person, attending a special service, or spending time with someone who can celebrate with you.

In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. This was the first registration when Quirinius was governor of Syria. And all went to be registered, each to his own town. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the town of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, to be registered with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child. And while they were there, the time came for her to give birth. And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.

(Luke 1:26-45; Luke 2:1-20 ESV)

Challenge: How will you worship God today, and this year?  What part of your life will you offer to God?