When Kingdoms Collide: Part 1

December 17, 2017
When Kingdoms Collide: A Christmas Series / Luke 2:1-7

Discussion Questions

  1. Paul Tripp said, “many of us are no longer humbled by what the incarnation of Jesus tells us about ourselves.” What does the advent story tell us about ourselves? What does it tell us about the character of God? 
     
  2. Examine Luke 2:1-7 and say aloud or write down every historical point Luke mentions in those verses.  What’s the significance of Luke’s mention of these things?  What does this tell us about God’s power in the world today?
     
  3. Augustine said, “Where there’s humility, there’s majesty; where there’s weakness, there’s might; where there’s death, there’s life. If you want to get these things, don’t disdain those.”  Discuss how this speaks to the Christian life today?
     
  4. As you move into this Christmas season, consider this quote for Stephen Um: "Sin is our desire to substitute ourselves in the place of God, whereas God discloses his grace in Jesus by substituting himself in our place.”  How does this quote form your perspective when you gaze upon a nativity scene?