Icebreaker: If told that you (or your parents) were to have a child this year, how would you react?
- Read Luke 1:39-45. Why do you think Mary went to see Elizabeth? How might Mary have felt when Elizabeth greeted her? How is she “blessed” or encouraged?
- Read Luke 1:46-55. For what does Mary praise God in this song? Of the attributes of God celebrated in this song, which do you appreciate the most? Why? What do the themes in this song reflect about Mary’s feelings about God? About herself?
- Have you experienced a crisis or a difficult season in the last year? How did you react? How do you wish you had reacted? How can your prepare your heart now for the next crisis?
- How can we pray for each other?