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Micah prophesied that Jesus would be born in Bethlehem. 700 years later, He was! God orchestrated the events to ensure that his promises, his prophesies would be fulfilled. We can trust God to orchestrate our lives in such a way that we are saved and God is glorified!

As you head into this Christmas week, think about God in flesh, Jesus coming and moving into the neighbourhood. At the end of the week, after all the Christmas celebrations are done, spend time reading the Christmas story. Matthew 1 & 2, Luke 1 & 2. Jesus came to save us from our sins, so therefore whenever we celebrate Christ’s birth, we are also mindful of his death, resurrection, ascension and his coming again! We acknowledge the need for Jesus’ birth (our sin) but we also celebrate the true life we have in Jesus, the bread of life!

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Readings

“I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever. And the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.” John 6:51 ESV

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Genesis 3

Genesis 22:1-19

Genesis 49:8-12

2 Samuel 7

Isaiah 9:1-7

Matthew 1-2

Luke 1-2

 

Questions to think about as you read:

  1. Verse 15 contains the promise of a descendant who would crush the serpent’s head. What else did God provide for Adam and Eve (v21)? Why weren’t they allowed to eat from the tree of life?
  2. God commands Abraham to sacrifice Isaac, which seems utterly cruel, why isn’t it? Did you notice how this perfectly points to Jesus, and the promise of his coming (v18)?
  3. How has Jesus fulfilled this prophecy? How does Jesus’ rule comfort you?
  4. How did David react when he was told he wasn’t allowed to build a temple for the Lord? Who is the true temple of God?
  5. What is the significance of the description of Jesus in verses 6&7? How does this comfort you?
  6. Why does Matthew include Joseph’s genealogy? Why was this important?
  7. As you read the story of Jesus’ birth, allow yourself to be filled with wonder at all that God has done!