Luke 2:1-20/John 1:1-18
Since it’s so close to Christmas, we’ll take a detour from our study of Mark’s gospel to look at two great Gospel accounts of the birth of the Savior. We’ll look at Luke 2:1-20 on December 20. This is the most well-known account of Jesus’ birth. On December 27 we’ll look at John 1:1-18, the most sublime account of the incarnation, “The Word became flesh.”
We’ll use the Discovery Bible Study process to unpack these accounts and seek to understand how we may embrace this event most fully. I look forward to engaging in this study with you! – DLB
- What are you thankful for?
- What is causing you stress?
- Who needs our help? How can this group help them?
Look Back (session 2+)
- Retell story from the previous meeting.
- What did you do differently because of this story?
- Who did you tell and what was the reaction?
Read & Re-tell
- One person reads the Bible passage out loud, and the rest follow along.
- Someone else retells the passage by memory, if possible. Others can fill in what is missing.
- Read the passage again.
- Discuss what this passage says about God, Jesus or his plan.
- Read the passage once more
- Discuss what this passage says about humans.
- According to this study, what am I doing well?
- What do I need to change?
- Who needs to hear this story?
- How can I tell them?
- Who can I invite to study the Bible?