Saturday, December 21, 2013

Advent catch up

Advent day 18 - angels and day 19 - shepherds. 
Luke 2:8-20 - The Shepherds and the Angles
And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night.  An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified.  But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.  Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord.  This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying a in a manger."  Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests."  When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, "Let's go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about".  So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby who was lying in a manger.  When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said the them.  But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart.  The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told. 
Bryce and Jason get to dress as shepherds during our Christmas Eve service and tell this portion of the story.  Bryce has heard it so many times that I hope he'll be able to memorize it since he proved to be a pro in his play a while back! 
Day 20 - temple
Luke 2:21-40
Mary and Joseph took Jesus to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord.

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