Tuesday, 9 December 2014

What's Wrong With This Picture?

If you missed it, here's a link to the Sermon: What's Wrong With This Picture?

Readings: Luke 2:1-7

  1. Discuss the things we might have wrong ideas about in relation to the birth of Christ. for instance:
    • how did Mary and Joseph travel to Bethlehem?
    • where in Bethlehem was Jesus born?
    • which books of the bible talk about the birth of Christ (Old and New Testament)?
    • did Joseph meet the wise men?
    • who besides the wise men saw the star?
    • was the star particularly bright?
    • ...what else is there that is tradition rather than fact?
  2. What might Mary and Joseph been feeling and thinking?
  3. What keeps us from having Christ at (a) the centre of our Christmas and (b) at the centre of our lives?
  4. How can we encourage each other in putting this right with Jesus (this being 3 above)?