Waiting in Joyful Hope

Readings for Sunday, December 16, 2018 — Third Sunday of Advent

Zephaniah 3:14-18a; Isaiah 12: 2-6; Philippians 4:4-7; Luke 3:10-18

Suggested Reflection Questions:

  • God is in our midst, and God is always near. How do you feel aware of God’s nearness? Is there anything in your life that keeps you from feeling it?
  • In the psalm today, we continue to hear of joy and gladness, just as we did last week. How does this theme relate to Advent? Share the moments of joy and gladness from your life this past week.
  • What feeling do you have in your heart right now? Is it the spirit of joy and peace described in today’s readings? Or something else? (Perhaps anxiety about Christmas shopping for your friends and family?!)
  • What spiritual house cleaning needs to be done in order to be ready for Jesus to move into your heart?