Life Group Discussion Questions
Week of December 11, 2011
Passage: Luke 1:26-38
1. Â Although Mary sought to understand â€œhowâ€ in verse 34, her statement in verse 38 â€œBehold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word.â€ shows us her faith. Â Contrast her story here with Sarahâ€™s response (Genesis 18:12). Â What motivated these completely different responses?
2. Â It is very easy to condemn the Innkeeper for turning them away, but isnâ€™t there a better response to this manâ€™s callousness? If so, what might it be?
3. Â Christ set aside all the glories of Heaven to be born in a stable, and He did that because He loves us and wants us to be glorified with Him. Â What have you set aside in this world for His sake? (See Luke 14:26-27)
4. Â Application: Â In allowing the Holy Spirit to come upon her, Mary accomplished Godâ€™s will for her life. Â What do you think God could accomplish through you if you yielded as Mary did? Â What is holding you back from doing so?