Discussion Questions for Advent 4a

  1. Have you every asked God for a sign? If not, why? If so, did you receive it? How did it change you? (Isa 7:11)
  2. Paul says he is “called to be an apostle.” What calling could you name when you introduce yourself? (Rom 1:1)
  3. The prophet says the Messiah will be called Emmanuel, “God with us.” How does the name speak to you? (Matt 1:23)

How to Use these Questions

These questions are intended to stimulate conversation on the Revised Common Lectionary texts for the coming week. They are designed to be accessible to individuals and groups (and not limited to preachers) who are reading the lectionary texts in advance of worship.

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