This time, our small group outline is set up a bit differently than in the past. It is organized with readings from the Gospel of Luke on a daily basis, starting with Dec 1, to map onto the Christmas season.
You may use these ideas as best serves your purposes. One way to approach it for small group discussion is to have each member read the passages on a daily basis, and ask themselves the following questions each day:
- What? (What does it say? Summarize/Paraphrase the reading)
- So What? (What significance does that have to you?)
- Now What? (How do you respond to the message in the reading? What does it call you to do or not do? Say or not say? Be or not be?)
Then, in a weekly small group meeting, follow the usual "Suggested Basic Structure for Your Weekly Get Together" shown in the right sidebar, using the above 3 questions as discussion topics.
Daily Readings & topics
All readings are from the Gospel of Luke.
Dec. 1: Luke 1 - Prophecies
Dec. 2: Luke 2 - Jesus is Born
Dec. 3: Luke 3 - Prepare the Way
Dec. 4: Luke 4 - Overcoming in Temptation
Dec. 5: Luke 5 - Disciples and Paralysis
Dec. 6: Luke 6 - Sabbath Revision and Enemies
Dec. 7: Luke 7 - Healing Faith
Dec. 8: Luke 8 - Seeds and Storms
Dec. 9: Luke 9 - Feeding and Foreshadowing
Dec. 10: Luke 10 - Loving Your Neighbor
Dec. 11: Luke 11 - Prayer & Integrity
Dec. 12: Luke 12 - Hypocrisy and Humility
Dec. 13: Luke 13 - Repentance
Dec. 14: Luke 14 - Following Jesus
Dec. 15: Luke 15 - Lost and Found
Dec. 16: Luke 16 - Stewardship
Dec. 17: Luke 17 - Forgiveness and Faith
Dec. 18: Luke 18 - How to Let Go
Dec. 19: Luke 19 - Jesus Celebrated
Dec. 20: Luke 20 - Jesus Challenged and Questioned
Dec. 21: Luke 21 - Misfortune Telling & Redemption
Dec. 22: Luke 22 - Betrayal
Dec. 23: Luke 23 - Jesus Killed
Dec. 24: Luke 24 - Renewal
Dec. 25: Happy Christmas!