4 January 2017
Hymn: Shepherds in the Field Abiding
Theme: Lord of all
Topic: Good News of Great Joy
Reading: Isaiah 60:1-6
1) Why is the birth of Christ an event of great joy?
2) What are the lessons for us in Luke 2:8-20 regarding the good news of great joy?
3) Discuss some of the challenges to experiencing great joy in the Gospel of Christ. How do we overcome them?
Closing Prayer (Collect for the Naming of Jesus)
Eternal Father, we give thanks for your incarnate Son, whose name is our salvation. Plant in every heart, we pray, the love of him who is the Saviour of the world, our Lord Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.