Honest Advent

Find daily readings for this week below along with questions for reflection. Join (or begin!) the discussion in the comments. We love hearing from you about how reading the Bible daily is bringing you closer to God and one another.

DECEMBER 6

Read: Luke 2:1-7

Reflect: What questions do you have after reading this passage?

Respond: Comment below to share your response to reading and reflecting on these passages.

DECEMBER 7

Read: Luke 2:1-2

1 In those days a decree went out from Emperor Augustus that all the world should be registered. 2 This was the first registration and was taken while Quirinius was governor of Syria.

Reflect: Years from now, when you look back, how will you describe “those days?” What will you say about how God acted “in those days?”

Respond: Comment below to share your response to reading and reflecting on these passages.

DECEMBER 8

Read: Luke 1:3

3 All went to their own towns to be registered

Reflect: Do you still live in your hometown? If not, what is it like for you to go back there?

Respond: Comment below to share your response to reading and reflecting on these passages.

DECEMBER 9

Read: Luke 2:4-5

4 Joseph also went from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to the city of David called Bethlehem, because he was descended from the house and family of David. 5 He went to be registered with Mary, to whom he was engaged and who was expecting a child.

Reflect: Consider all the roles Joseph was living out. How do you think he demonstrated his faithfulness to God?

Respond: Comment below to share your response to reading and reflecting on these passages.

DECEMBER 10

Read: Luke 2:6

6 While they were there, the time came for her to deliver her child.

Reflect: Has there been a time in your life when you planned carefully for something and it turned out very differently than you had planned? What was that like? How did you see God in that moment?

Respond: Comment below to share your response to reading and reflecting on these passages.

DECEMBER 11

Read: Luke 2:7

7 And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in bands of cloth, and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.

Reflect: Thinking beyond our nostalgia for scenes of a baby in a manger, how is it Jesus has to “squeeze in” and find room in your life?

Respond: Comment below to share your response to reading and reflecting on these passages.

DECEMBER 12

Read: Luke 2:1-7

Reflect: How will this message influence what you do this week?

Respond: Comment below to share your response to reading and reflecting on these passages.

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