10 Alive Recap


Sunday we began our advent series with a discussion of Shepherds and angels. Our text was Luke 2:8-20.

“And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with fear. And the angel said to them, ‘Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all people. For to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.'”

1) Why were the shepherds the first to receive the news of Christ’s birth?

Laurie said that Christ is a gift for all people — the powerful and the lowly. It no longer mattered how smart or strong you were. Your race was irrelevant as was your sex. For the first time in history salvation was available to all who believed.

2) What was the shepherds mission?

First, they were to go to the stable. The angels had come to announce the birth of the long awaited messiah. The shepherds went to pay homage to the King of Kings.

Jan noted that they were also sent to comfort Mary. Mary was a scared teenage girl who had been given an important and seemingly overwhelming assignment. She was to give birth to and raise her Savior. Mary was no doubt in need of some encouragement and support.

Bill added that we all need to be reminded that God is with us.

The bible is full of miracles and precious promises but God knows that we sometimes need something more. There are times when we need the arms of someone we love around us. There are times when we need an encouraging word. We all agreed that our class provides this necessary support.

Next week Matthew 2:1-12. Consider the following questions:

1) What were the wise men seeking and how did they know to look for the star?

2) Why did Herod want to know where the child was?

3) Why do we seek Him?

See you Sunday.




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