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THE NEWBORN KING: GROANING TOGETHER

A contemplative reading for Advent.

We know that the whole creation has been groaning together in the pains of childbirth until now.

ROMANS 8:22 ESV

Image by Matt Chinworth

READ & RECITE

Read the full passage in Romans 8.

Read Romans 8:22 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.

  • Why is this passage of value? To the scriptures as a whole? To the church?

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.


EXODUS 2:24 · JOB 3:24 · 2 CORINTHIANS 5:4


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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