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The Widow's Joy

December 22, 2019 Speaker: AJ Roberts Series: Prepare Him Room

Passage: Luke 2:36–2:38

As was the case for the ancient widow, Anna, worshipful gratitude and evangelism mark the lives of those who—through faithful waiting—Prepare Him Room.


Reading Plan:

Monday: Isaiah 9:6-7 

Tuesday: Luke 1:1-4 

Wednesday: Luke 1:5-25

Thursday: Luke 1:26-38 

Friday: Luke 1:39-55 

Saturday: Luke 2:8-20

Sunday: Luke 2:36-38



  1. ICE BREAKER: What was one toy you desperately wanted as a kid? 
  2. What about Anna's life (Luke 2:36-38) stands out the most to you?
  3. How was it that Anna was able to retain her love for God despite her suffering? 
  4. What are the potential effects of a Christian whose piety is not consistent between his/her public and private life?
  5. For a Christian, what is the connection between gratitude and faithful waiting? 
  6. Instead of seeking ways to escape reality, how could embracing it deepen our sense of longing? 
  7. Why must heralding be the mark of one who is waiting on Jesus' second coming? 
  8. Who is the one person you're most fearful of inviting to the Christmas Eve Service? Pray for boldness and extend the invitation!

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