At the time of John, the people were living in a dark world. They were occupied by Rome and their living conditions were difficult. John’s words offered the hope that there would be light in the midst of their darkness
Worship this week:
Saturday – 5:00 p.m. Worship in the chapel with Holy Communion
Sunday – 8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship with Holy Communion
9:30 a.m. Sunday School and Fellowship
10:30 a.m. Sunday School Christmas Program
Devotions for this week:
The Light Shines in the Darkness December 17, 2017
SHARE: What was a high point of your day? What was a low point?
READ: Read the following daily readings to deepen your understanding
Sunday, John 1:1-18, Word Made Flesh
Monday, Luke 2:1-20, Birth of Jesus
Tuesday, Luke 1:26-38, Birth of Jesus Foretold
Wednesday, Matthew 2:1-12, Wise Men
Thursday, Luke 2:21-32, Jesus Is Presented in the Temple
Friday, Luke 2:33-40, Jesus Is Presented in the Temple
Saturday, Luke 2:41-52, The Boy Jesus in the Temple
TALK: Consider some of these ideas:
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. (John 1:1)
It all starts with a Word. Light. Promise. Savior. This is the One for whom we have waited. Our long-suffering hopes are about to be fulfilled. God created with a word, and then God’s Word became flesh.
- What is the most amazing thing you have ever created?
- What is the most important word or words you have ever spoken?
- How is Jesus God’s Word? What does that mean?
PRAY: Loving parent, you have given us the immeasurable gift of the Word made flesh. May his light abide within us as we strain with anticipation toward the fulfillment of your promise in this holy season. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
BLESS: May God bless you with a single word. Amen.