Loving Difficult People at Christmas - Bible Reading Plan

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Are your Christmas gatherings marked with conflict, tension, or pain? If so, then it is no coincidence you opened this plan. God wants to use his Word to both challenge and convict your heart to love those around you. And what better way to celebrate Jesus this season than to love others as he did. There are two readings for each day – the first Scripture offers biblical relational advice and the second is a story of how Jesus lived out the relational principle within his own life. Before you begin, these teachings from Jesus will not feel easy or come naturally. That is why it is important to pray – remembering that with God's help, anything is possible.

Day 1: Take the Humble Road (and the lowest seat)

Philippians 2:3-11

Luke 14:7-11

Day 2: When Things Get Dicey, Talk Less

Proverbs 17:27-28

Matthew 26:57-64

Day 3: Do Good to those Who Hurt You

Luke 6:27-36

Luke 22:47-51

Day 4: Avoid Foolish Arguments

2 Timothy 2:23-25

John 8:1-11

Day 5: Love is Always Put the Other First

1 Corinthians 13:4-7

John 13:1-15

Day 6: It's Okay to Take Space

Psalm 23:1-3

Matthew 14:13-23

Day 7: Allow Pain to Lead You to Prayer

Matthew 5:43-48

Luke 23:26-34