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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.

Advent Week 2

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Week 2 (Dec 3-Dec 9)

Read Matthew 1:18-25.

  • Mary and Joseph were engaged to be married, but they got a surprise. Imagine how that must have felt for both Mary and Joseph. What kinds of difficult conversations do you think they had?
  • Everyone has expectations for how they think life will go. Mary’s pregnancy certainly wasn’t what they were expecting. How did Mary and Joseph react when God changed their plan?
  • What are some expectations you have (or that others have for you) for your life? Are you open to God changing your plan? Why or why not? Remember, God’s plans always flow out of His love for us.

Family Activity

  • Around the dinner table, each talk about a time when your plans were changed and how you reacted. Was it a good reaction or a “needs work” reaction?
  • Pick a family night where your plan is to watch a Christmas movie together.
  • Write a letter to Jesus and thank Him that He was given as our perfect plan for our lives.

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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