Christmas 1C Discussion Questions

What sorts of things do you imagine Mary treasured in her heart? (Luke 2:51)

Who do you know of who seems to have been set apart to serve God? (1 Sam 2:26)

Boys take central roles in this week’s texts. What do these brief stories of their lives teach us? (1 Sam 2, Luke 2)


This week’s Reflect & Connect questions written by Julie Sevig.

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