Life is much more important than food, and the body much more important than clothes. Instead, be concerned with His Kingdom, and He will provide you with these things.
Luke 12:23,31

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Family Bible Study - Christmas Day

Gospel Passage
Luke 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. 3 All went to their own towns to be registered. 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. 6 While they were there, the time came for her to deliver her child. 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. 8 In that region there were
shepherds living in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9 Then an
angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them,
and they were terrified. 10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for see — I
am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people: 11 to you is born this day
in the city of David a Savior, who is the Messiah, the Lord. 12 This will be a sign for
you: you will find a child wrapped in bands of cloth and lying in a manger.” 13 And
suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God
and saying, 14 “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace among
those whom he favors!”

Questions for Discussion

1. We celebrate on Christmas day the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem a little over
2000 years ago. What gift are you planning to give Jesus for his birthday?

2. When you think about Jesus and the faith, do you REJOICE like the angels
and proclaim the “good news of great joy” to others?

3. We celebrate on Christmas that God the Son became a little baby, taking on
all of our human weaknesses but not sin. Jesus is 100% God and 100% man. Do you
just sing, “O come, let us adore him!” or do you really come to
adore him in the Eucharist and in prayer? What is your favorite Christmas song
about Jesus? Why do you like it so much? Does it make you feel close to Him?
used with permission - Fr. Roger Landry

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