Shepherds Rising

Luke 1:26-56

Responses and Reactions

·      What disturbed you, challenged you, or intrigued you in this week’s message?

Digging Deeper

·      Read 1 Samuel 2:1-10.  What kinds of common themes do you hear between Hannah’s song and Mary’s song (Luke 1:46-55)?

·      Who are the modern “shepherds” within our own greater-Phoenix community? 

Bringing It Home

·      Who are the “lowly” you personally are being called to lift up, or who are the “shepherds” you are currently being called to contend for?

·      What excuses have you used to disqualify yourself from God’s call, and what does the upside-down gospel of Mary and the shepherds speak to those disqualifications?