The Avenue Church
Christmas Calling - Luke 2:8-20 - The Shepherds Embrace Their Calling
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  • The Avenue Church
    3030 Thatcher Ave, Pueblo, CO 81005, USA
    Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 10:30 AM
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    Sunday 10:30 AM
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1. We Embrace Our Calling Here and Now
2. Everyday Faithfulness Enables Us to Embrace Our Calling
3. Embracing Our Calling Requires Us to Face Our Fears
"God's invitation for you to work with Him always leads you to a crisis of belief that requires faith and action." -Henry Blackaby
4. Embracing Our Calling Requires Action
Our Calling = Identity + Action
5. Embracing Our Calling Isn't About Us
"I wish everyone could get rich and famous and everything they ever dreamed of so they can see that's not the answer." - Jim Carrey
"A person wrapped up in themself makes a small gift indeed!" -Ken Wood
6. Embracing Our Calling May Not Result in Earthly Gain
To join our weekly text/email group and get 3 discussion texts and a "going deeper" email text "Journey" to 719-881-8831
Discussion Questions - Re-read our main passage from this week (Luke 2:8-20) and then with your Growth Group, family, friends, etc. thoughtfully answer the following:

1. When you think of what God wants you to do, are you putting something off you could be stepping into now?

2. What current struggles or disobedience may be keeping you from being available to do anything that God may ask of you?

3. Why is obedience in the small things (daily prayer & Bible study, regular repentance, giving) critical to obedience in the big things?

4. Calling = identity + action. Why is it important to do the right things because of who we are in Christ?

5. What is one practical way in 2023 that Christ has “increased” in your life, and you have “decreased”?

6. Has following Christ ever significantly “cost” you something that the world considers very valuable?

7. What’s your next step in response to this message?

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Creating narrative of a shepherd concerning his experience at the first Christmas.