Podcast #147: “O Come All Ye Faithful” by Lauren Daigle

Beholding the Details of the Christmas Story

Have you ever read something in Scripture you have read before, but suddenly something new jumps out at you? This happened for me this week when a word from a familiar Christmas hymn sent me on a scavenger hunt through the Christmas story. This week, I use Lauren Daigle’s version of “O Come All Ye Faithful” to inspire to discover what the word “behold” calls us to pay attention to.

Come, let us behold Him, Christ, the Lord.

On this episode I discuss:

  • Taking a B.I.T.E. out of Scripture – our Bible Interaction Tool Exercises this week are:
    • Ask questions
    • Explore a topic
    • Write out Scripture by hand
  • The definition of the word behold
  • Beholding the virgin – Matthew 1:23
  • Beholding the wise men – Matthew 2:1-2
  • Beholding the star – Matthew 2:9
  • Beholding that nothing is impossible with God – Luke 1:36-37
  • Beholding Mary’s humility – Luke 1:38
  • Beholding Mary’s faith – Luke 1:44-45
  • Beholding Jesus! – Luke 1:31-33
  • Beholding the begotten of the Father – John 1:14 KJV

 

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This Week’s Challenge

Ask the question, “What am I to behold in the Christmas story?” Go through Matthew 1 & 2 and Luke 1 & 2 and jot down references that include the word behold. Then go back and write out the verses by hand, taking time to really consider the truths you are to behold. I recommend reading in the English Standard Version as other translations may use different words in place of behold and the exercise will not be as effective.


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