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Luke {Week 1} ~ God’s plan… our response.

 

Good Morning Girls!!! 

Aahhhh… the waiting is finally over (Seriously, am I the only impatient girl here during the enrollment periods?!  Ok, I didn’t think so. :)), and we are more than thrilled to have you along for this new adventure as we kick-off our Winter Study ~ LIVING LIKE JESUS {Luke 1-8}!!!

Alright… truth.  Does that title intimidate you at all?  If I’m honest, it does me a little. 

You see, I know myself.  I know how I might be able to pull off a pretty convincing exterior sometimes (or not), but how deep down my heart is as deceitful and sinful as it gets (Jer. 17:9).  Living Like Jesus... how in the world am I ever going to pull that off??  But then I remember…

God had a plan.

Long before you or me or this world ever began.

His plan was to rescue us.

From ourselves, from our sin, from this fallen world that provides nothing but empty promises.

Jesus came… so that we might have life!

Doesn’t that thought just blow you away?!  Apart from Christ, we can do nothing (John 15:5). But with Christ living in us, all by His grace, it is possible to look more and more like Him (2 Cor. 5:17).

This week.  No, today How will you respond to the news that Christ has come?

Will you live more and more like Jesus?

That, my friend, is what the book of Luke is all about.


{If you are unable to see this video, you can view it here.}

 

I love how Sally Lloyd-Jones, author of The Jesus Storybook Bible, so simply, yet so eloquently speaks to the hearts of my children (and brings out all sorts of emotions in mine!!) on the purpose behind God’s love letter to them:

“No, the Bible isn’t {just} a book of rules, or a book of heroes.  The Bible is most of all a Story.  It’s an adventure story about a young Hero who comes from a far country to win back his lost treasure. 

It’s a love story about a brave Prince who leaves his palace, his throne ~ everything ~ to rescue the one he loves.  It’s like the most wonderful of fairy tales that has come true in real life! 

You see, the best thing about this Story is ~ it’s true.  There are lots of stories in the Bible, but all the stories are telling one Big Story. 

The Story of how God loves his children and comes to rescue them. 

It takes the whole Bible to tell this Story.  And at the center of the Story, there is a baby.  Every Story in the Bible whispers his name. 

He is like the missing piece in a puzzle ~ the piece that makes all other pieces fit together, and suddenly you can see a beautiful picture.”

 

Thank you so much for joining us on this beautiful journey.  As we pursue Jesus, may we live more and more like Him.

 

At His feet,

 

 Weekly Memory Verse

This session we have added memory verses to the line-up of resources we provide for you!

(Thanks to Amanda B. for creating these!!)

Each week we will provide the memory verse in a higher resolution for you to download and print if you’d like to display it in your homes to help you see and memorize the verse throughout the week.

Higher resolution download links:

KJV – Luke 1 https://dl.dropbox.com/u/97605723/KJV%20-%20Luke%201.jpg

KJV B&W – Luke 1 https://dl.dropbox.com/u/97605723/KJV%20B%26W%20-%20Luke%201.jpg

NIV – Luke 1 https://dl.dropbox.com/u/97605723/NIV%20-%20Luke%201.jpg

NIV B&W – Luke 1 https://dl.dropbox.com/u/97605723/NIV%20B%26W%20-%20Luke%201.jpg

NKJV – Luke 1 https://dl.dropbox.com/u/97605723/NKJV%20-%20Luke%201.jpg

NKJV B&W – Luke 1 https://dl.dropbox.com/u/97605723/NKJV%20B%26W%20-%20Luke%201.jpg

NLT – Luke 1 https://dl.dropbox.com/u/97605723/NLT%20-%20Luke%201.jpg

NLT B&W – Luke 1 https://dl.dropbox.com/u/97605723/NLT%20B%26W%20-%20Luke%201.jpg

We also have the image saved in a “web-friendly” format for you to save and share with your friends in your GMG groups as well.

 

 

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