#LukeActs2014: Luke 2

LukeActs logo week 2Reading for the week of January 12: Luke 2
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Consider reading the chapter in several translations and choosing a few verses to memorize. I chose:
Luke 2:14 NRSV
Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace among those whom he favors!

Luke 2:30 NRSV
My eyes have seen your salvation

Luke 2:34-35 NRSV
Then Simeon blessed them and said to his mother Mary, “This child is destined for the falling and the rising of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be opposed so that the inner thoughts of many will be revealed— and a sword will pierce your own soul too.”

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Main events of this chapter (with links to previous posts):
The Birth of Jesus
Luke 2:1-7
Worship Resource: Welcome Christ
Quotes: Making a Home for God
2012 Christmas Eve Message: Mistletoes and the Search for Christmas Joy

The Shepherds and the Angels
The Shepherds’ Response
Luke 2:8-20
Prayer for Peace
Quotes: The Shepherds’ Visit
Advent Photo-A-Day: Day 24, Joy
Quotes: Ring the Christmas Bells

Jesus is Circumcised and Named
Luke 2:21
Poem: Blood Trail

The Infant Jesus is Presented in the Temple
Simeon’s Response and Song (The Nunc Dimittis)
Anna’s Response
Luke 2:21-40
Prayer: Rest on Me
Quotes: Active Waiting
Reader’s Theater: Jesus Presented in the Temple (Luke 2:21-40)

The Boy Jesus in the Temple
Luke 2:41-52
Sermon: When All Seems Lost

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