Thursday, December 15
THE LIGHTING OF THE ADVENT CANDLES:
Have one member of the family light the first purple candle. The candle of Hope!
Have one member of the family light the second purple candle. The candle of Peace!
Have one member of the family light the third purple candle. The candle of Joy!
Talk about these questions with your family or group.
- What are some things you regularly pray for?
- Have you ever thought to ask God to fill you with joy, peace, and faith?
Teens & Adults:
- Same questions!
- What are some things you experience when you lack joy?
- What are things you experience when you lack peace?
- How does being filled with joy and peace in believing affect our hope levels?
- During this season, do you struggle to grasp hope and/or peace? Tell us about it.
- That we would be filled with the joy and peace that comes from Jesus’ work on the cross
- That we would regularly ask God to refill those things in us
- That we would be open to the Holy Spirit, empowering us to overflow with hope