Episode 182 – Proclamations of Christmas Pt 2: Zechariah’s Song

Zechariah’s song (the “Benedictus” in Latin) is a potent reminder that God sees us, cares for us, and faithfully shows up to us in our lives. It’s a powerful song, but as you’ll see, powerful songs come from powerful stories – usually painful ones. Despite experiencing the disgrace and disappointment of being barren, Zechariah and Elizabeth remained faithful to God and resolute in their humility. Together, this created a powerful opportunity for God to show up and bring forth new possibility. By the end of this episode, you’ll possess a deeper understanding of how our practice of humility can do the same!

Discussion Questions

  • What was your biggest takeaway from the teaching?
  • When have you experienced moments of “visitation” in your life? (Think about a moment when you had a deep sense that God saw you, cared for you, and showed up.)
  • What are some scenarios in your life where you could “bear disappointment with humility and faithfulness?” What might that look like?
  • What are some other ways you’ve seen humility create powerful possibilities (in a marriage, in a family, in a church, in a community, in a business, etc.)?
  • How will you begin living out the truths of this teaching this week?

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  1. Susan Lutz December 5, 2023 at 4:41 pm - Reply

    Thanks so much. I had never seen the humility in Zechariah and Elizabeth before. I love the connection to John’s words about becoming less as Jesus became greater. Such a powerful truth and perspective for all of us.

    • Brad Nelson December 6, 2023 at 10:31 am - Reply

      What a heritage to inherit, right? So very glad it resonated with you Susan!

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