Season of Anticipation

Readings for Sunday, December 2, 2018 — First Sunday of Advent

Jeremiah 33:14-16; Psalm 25: 4-5, 8-10, 14; 1 Thessalonians 3:12-4:2; Luke 21:25-28, 34-36

Suggested Reflection Questions:

  • Where do you hope to see God’s promise of justice fulfilled in the world? What could you do to help realize that hope?
  • In the psalm today, we hear of God continually showing us the Way. When have you felt as if God was showing you the Way?
  • How do the anxieties from your daily life keep you from paying attention to God?
  • Have you ever experienced a spiritual wake-up call? What caused it, and how did it change you?
  • Today marks the beginning of Advent. Share with your group some of your own practices and traditions for celebrating Advent.