When God Makes You Wait: Simeon & Anna – December 16 & 17

Waiting is preparation in disguise.

Read these verses before your discussion:
Luke 2:21-35

1 Peter 2:8 
James 4:10 
John 15:25
John 2:25

Dive deeper into this week’s sermon content. Use these questions to help guide your group discussion.

  1. While God’s people waited for Jesus’ arrival, they had to have a lot of courage and faith. Have you ever been unsure if God was really there or how things were going to turn out? How did that season change your relationship with him? Do you trust him more or less because of it?

  2. The Christmas season can bring out the best and worst in us—our vulnerabilities, weaknesses, and fears. Have you experienced that this year or witnessed it in others? How have you dealt with it?

  3. Simeon and Anna waited a long time for the promised Messiah, and rather than losing hope, they decided to prepare. Where is your focus today: on the things of this world or on the hope of Jesus’ return? How does the hope of Jesus change your daily perspective of hardship?