THE NEWBORN KING: GAVE BIRTH

A contemplative reading for Advent.

She gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger.

LUKE 2:7 ESV

Image by Olivia Waller

READ & RECITE

Read the full passage in Luke 2:1-7

Read Luke 2:7 a second time, but aloud and slowly, allowing each word to sink in.


OBSERVE

Take a few moments and pay special attention to the key passage and accompanying image.

  • Compose a list of words in response to the image. How does the image make you feel about the passage? (Ie. excited, sad, brave etc.)

CONNECT

Look up the related passages provided and read each one. Notice and write down the words, phrases or ideas that connect to today's image and key verse.


GENESIS 3:16 · JOHN 16:21 · REVELATION 12:2


REFLECT

What new questions did this study bring up for you?

How does today’s reading resonate with your life? Your relationship with Jesus?

This study is based on a card from Behold: The Newborn King. Learn more about Behold Trading Cards, start collecting, and dive deeper through word studies and verse mapping on each card. Now available at fishcoin.press/behold



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