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Luke 1:5-25, 57-66 | The Ordinary People of Christmas: Elizabeth and Zechariah
Sermon Recap & Discussion Questions

The story of Elizabeth and Zechariah demonstrates that the LORD comes to us in circumstances we may not expect him. It is the story of Advent itself, the LORD coming to us as a baby in a manger.

  1. The LORD Comes to Us in Our Darkness

  2. The LORD Comes to Us in Our Ordinary Lives

  3. The LORD Comes to Us Despite Our Struggles to Believe

  4. The LORD Comes to Us for Our Joy


Discussion Questions

  1. How do you typically think about God in times of darkness? Are you tempted to believe he is distant/remote? What does this mean for how we should seek him in times of darkness?

  2. Do you sometimes believe the notion that God only comes in the extraordinary? What does this mean for seeking the LORD in the ordinary and mundane? What does it mean for attendance at corporate worship?

  3. How is it good news that the LORD comes to you even when you are struggling?

  4. Where do you see instances of joy in this passage and in the narrative of Jesus’ birth as a whole? What does this good news mean for you?