Advent Bible Study Week 1

***This post was supposed to go live this morning, but I’ve been having some crazy technical difficulties. My video I did this morning isn’t uploading and then my blog wouldn’t upload either. Ugh. It’s not wanting to cooperate at the moment so I decided to go ahead and publish this post. Keep an eye out on my Instagram for the video. It’s been uploading for a couple of hours so maybe at some point it will finally post.***

Good morning!

I am so excited to start this study and I’m happy that you’ve decided to join me. Whether you are joining me virtually or in person, I pray that your hearts will be prepared for this season of Advent. I pray that whatever season you find yourself in, that God will renew your hope and faith in Him.

Each week includes an introduction, five days of personal study, activities to do with kids, teens or friends and family and group discussion questions that we will go over each week.

On Mondays, I’ll write a recap of the week, make a short video and include the group discussion questions on the post. I encourage you to to answer the questions you feel comfortable answering in the comments each week. If you are local, we will discuss the questions in person, but I encourage you to comment on the post as well to hopefully create a discussion with the ladies joining us virtually.

This is the first time I’ve ever done an Advent Bible Study. To be honest, I never really thought about Advent until this year. So I had to look up what it meant and why it was celebrated.

Advent means arrival. And it’s where we remember how God’s people waited for the promise of the coming Messiah.

Traditionally, it begins the fourth Sunday before Christmas and goes until Christmas Day. There’s a guide in our book on page 142 if you want to do it with your family. Each week it tells a different part of the Christmas story leading up to the birth of Christ.

Below are this week’s discussion questions. Feel free to leave your answers in the comments below.

Group Discussion Questions

What’s your favorite Christmas tradition?

Are you familiar with Advent? Did your celebrate it growing up? Do you celebrate it now?

During Advent we remember how God’s people waited for the promise of the coming Messiah. When have you experienced a long season of waiting? What emotions did you fell during that time? Anticipation? Impatience?

Proverbs 13:12 says, “Hope deferred makes the heart sick.” Describe a time when your hope was deferred. What did God teach your through that experience?

I’ve posted a short video recap and prayer on Instagram, today. You can watch it here once it uploads, But other than that, I am so excited that you are joining me!

I hope you have a GREAT Monday, friends!

XO

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