Greetings! Below you will find questions which reference the sermon preached on Sunday, December 7th, 2014 at The Park. This week we studied Psalm 85 and Isaiah 40:1-11. Have someone in your group read this section of scripture.

Each week new questions are posted to track along with the sermons. Work hard to facilitate discussion. Listen to the hearts around the room and close with prayer.

Intro to Advent:

The season of Advent is a special time of year. It is a time of special family traditions, exchanging of gifts, and quality time spent with those closest to you. If we aren’t careful, this is where is ends. The truth is that this season begins and ends with Jesus. He was once longed for and is still longed for by His people. He has come once and is returning again.

Join with us this season as we read from the lectionary on Sundays, serve our city, and long for our great Savior Jesus!

Questions this week:

  • What does it look like for you to be in a state of reclaiming the wonder of the coming of Jesus that should be the desire of the church in this season of advent?
  • In this season we look for wonder, but we also have to guard our hearts, to protect our hearts from becoming hard towards the world. Don’t forget your sweet moment of salvation. Spend a few minutes with each person highlighting their story of coming to know Jesus.
  • Jesus spent his days with the least of society, with liars and thieves. Why? Because blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. The rampant consumerism of this season is a cry of the poor in spirit. The man trowing punches at 2am in walmart over a 90” TV is a declaration of spiritual poverty. It was Jesus thought that to proclaim the kingdom we should be with the people who need to hear it the most… not to end the party, to join the party. How are you proclaiming the kingdom this season and to whom?