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Light the World: December 1–7

25 Days, 25 Ways to Light the World

For each December day until Christmas, a teaching of Jesus Christ is highlighted, followed by a question and a suggestion.

December 1: “Freely ye have received, freely give.”

Matthew 10:8

What can you sacrifice today to make someone else’s life better?

Put down the electronics and spend some quality time with family or friends.

December 2: “For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink.”

Matthew 25:35

Have you ever been really hungry?

Donate some of your favorite nonperishable items to a food bank in your area.

December 3: “Wherefore it is lawful to do well on the sabbath days.”

Matthew 12:12

How can you make better use of your time on Sundays?

Identify something from a talk you heard at church that you can do to help someone in need. Then do it.

December 4: “Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.”

Matthew 22:39

Who in the neighborhood is forgotten during Christmas?

Pay them a visit and bring them some homemade goodies.

December 5: “Honour thy father and mother.”

Matthew 15:4

Need some meaningful advice with something you’re dealing with?

Ask your parents. You can benefit from their wisdom.

December 6: “Judge not, that ye be not judged.”

Matthew 7:1

Do you find yourself thinking negative things about others? Instead of saying mean things behind people’s backs, say nice things.

December 7: “Suffer the little children to come unto me.”

Mark 10:14

How could you make a child’s day? Make plans and take time to help a child feel special.

Read “The 30-Day ‘I Love You’ Challenge” for some ideas.

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