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.

NOVEMBER 29

Read: Luke 1:26-38

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

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

NOVEMBER 30

Read: Luke 1:26-27

26 In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, 27 to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin’s name was Mary.

Reflect: Who in your life has brought you a message from God?

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

DECEMBER 1

Read: Luke 1:28-29

28 And he came to her and said, “Greetings, favored one! The Lord is with you.” 29 But she was much perplexed by his words and pondered what sort of greeting this might be.

Reflect: What do you think “perplexed” Mary about Gabriel’s message?

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

DECEMBER 2

Read: Luke 1:30-33

30 The angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. 31 And now, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you will name him Jesus. 32 He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Most High, and the Lord God will give to him the throne of his ancestor David. 33 He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end.”

Reflect: How do you think Mary felt to learn she would have a hand in God’s plan to redeem the world?

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

DECEMBER 3

Read: Luke 1:34-37

34 Mary said to the angel, “How can this be, since I am a virgin?” 35 The angel said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be holy; he will be called Son of God. 36 And now, your relative Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a son; and this is the sixth month for her who was said to be barren. 37 For nothing will be impossible with God.”

Reflect: What have you seen God do that you thought was impossible?

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

DECEMBER 4

Read: Luke 1:38

38 Then Mary said, “Here am I, the servant of the Lord; let it be with me according to your word.” Then the angel departed from her.

Reflect: How have you agreed to let God work through you?

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

DECEMBER 5

Read: Luke 1:26-38

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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