Series: For All the People | Week 1: The Fearful
Day Four Luke 2:8-108 That night there were shepherds staying in the fields nearby, guarding their flocks of sheep. 9 Suddenly, an angel of the Lord appeared among them, and the radiance of the Lord’s glory surrounded them. They were terrified, 10 but the angel reassured them. “Don’t be afraid!” he said. “I bring you good news that will bring great joy to all people.” Luke 2:8-10 (NLT)Discover1. What words describe the arrival of the angel of the Lord to the shepherds on the night of Jesus’ birth?2. How is the reaction of the disciples in the calming of the storm similar to the reaction of the shepherds in this story?3. What stands out to you about the angel’s message to the shepherds?RespondWhen the angel brought news of the birth of Jesus to this outcast group in society, he said the good news would bring great joy to all people. Salvation is a free gift available for every single person – Jew, Gentile, man, woman, black, white, brown, rich, poor – accomplished through faith in Jesus alone. Spend a few minutes now thinking about family members, friends, neighbors, and coworkers who seem far from Jesus. Pray for God to soften their hearts toward Him and for an opportunity to share with them the good news that brings great joy.For Families with Kids at Home:Have your kids think of all the different types of people they know: kids and adults, quiet and loud kids, those who play sports and those who prefer books, smart kids, silly kids, athletic kids, kids who misbehave. The Good News is that Jesus didn’t just come for a certain group of people, but not others - Jesus came for everyone! Take time to pray with your kids for those they know who need to hear about the Good News of Jesus!
For All the People