IN REFLECTION

This past Sunday we rehearsed the story of Christmas and celebrated the Lord's Supper together in memory of what Jesus came to do for us. Though Christmas is over, this story ought to be ever present in our hearts and minds as we seek to worship our Savior and King all year long. Let's continue to rejoice in Christ with reverence and gratitude for all we have in Him. "Thanks be to God for His inexpressible gift!" (2 Cor. 9:15)

IN PREPARATION

PREPARING TO HEAR

This Sunday we are going to take time to consider the question together, "Why does the virgin birth matter?" We are all familiar with the "what happened" details, but have you wondered why Jesus had to be born of a virgin? Take a few minutes to read Matthew 1:18-25 and Luke 1:26-38.

  • What is the testimony of Matthew and Luke concerning the birth of Jesus?
  • What were Joseph and Mary's reactions to this news?
  • What key doctrines depend on this historical reality?
  • What might be lost if we deny that Jesus was literally born of a virgin?

Pray that God's word would shape our thinking, direct our hearts to worship, and move our hands to obedience

PREPARING TO SING