1. Discuss what you learned about Advent from this video, and how it might change the way you observe Advent this year.

  2. Waiting is not something we usually like to experience, but how might waiting for certain things cause us to appreciate them more?  Come up with an example or three.

  3. Read Luke 2:21-32 aloud and consider the kind of waiting Simeon endured.  How long do you think the people of Israel had been waiting for their Messiah?  In comparison, how long is the wait for us until Christmas?

  4. As we wait for Jesus to come again (a second Advent), how do you feel thinking about that return?  Are you sometimes impatient, just as Israel was?  What will be the differences between Jesus' coming and Jesus return?