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Week 4 (Dec 17-Dec 23)

Read Luke 2:1-7.

  • What made Mary and Joseph travel to Bethlehem? How do you think they would have reacted when they found out they had to make this long trip near the end of Mary’s pregnancy?
  • Caesar Augustus issued a decree that caused millions of people to register. Where is his kingdom now? Is he still influencing the world today? How about Jesus, who came because of God’s love for us? Who was ultimately more powerful? How should that shape the way we think about politics today?
  • Are there areas in your life where you have overlooked or undervalued the influence of love? How could you think about those areas differently?

Family Activity

  • Take a family trip in your jammies and look at all the Christmas lights that celebrate the season. How is your car trip different than the way Mary and Joseph traveled?
  • Do you know anyone who is shut in and can’t travel?  Write their name on a card and pray for them at dinner each day.
  • As a family, make Christmas cookies and deliver them to the shut in you have been praying for. For extra fun, sing some Christmas Carols to brighten their day.

Each week leading up to Christmas, pick up an Advent worship guide in the lobby (the previous week's worship guide also available in the lobby). Hang it up as a reminder this season that Love Saved. Included on the back is a devotional and a family element for you to use. Share your journey with us through social media using #lovesaved.

Advent Week 3

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Week 3 (Dec 10-Dec 16)

Read Luke 2:8-20.

  • The shepherds were “in the same region,” doing their normal job. They didn’t know that God’s love was changing the world ... right in their neighborhood! Do you think it’s possible that God is working in your neighborhood in ways you don’t realize? Why or why not?
  • When they heard the good news, what two things did the shepherds do? (Clue: one is in verse 16 and one is in verse 17). How do those two things relate to us today? How could we do those two things?
  • Take some time to thank God for the ways His love is still at work today in your neighborhood.

Family Activity

  • Make a list of friends in your neighborhood who are far from God and pray for them each day at dinner.
  • From the list you made, visit a few of these friends’ homes with candy canes and a Christmas card.
  • Invite your neighborhood friends over to make snow angels with your family.

Each week leading up to Christmas, pick up an Advent worship guide in the lobby (the previous week's worship guide also available in the lobby). Hang it up as a reminder this season that Love Saved. Included on the back is a devotional and a family element for you to use. Share your journey with us through social media using #lovesaved.

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