Making Room in Advent

Week 6 | Look for Him

Jan 1, 2023

Big Idea

We make room for God to work in our lives when we look for him and join him.


Luke 2:22-35

Opening Questions

  1. How have you been able to B.L.E.S.S. others recently?
  2. What are you looking forward to in this new year?

Bible Discussion

  1. Read Luke 2:22-35. What stands out to you about Simon and his message in this story?
  2. The text says Simeon was waiting for the consolation of Israel. The Message Bible reads that he ‘lived in the prayerful expectancy of help for Israel.” What do you think it means to live in prayerful expectancy?

Life Application

  1. Author and spiritual director Richard Rohr leads spiritual retreats for individuals and groups. Near the beginning of the retreat, he sends people out for a walk by drawing a line in the sand, saying, “This is the line of beholding. After you cross it, I want you to behold how God is at work.” Have you ever been challenged to cross a line like that? What happened?
  2. On Monday, January 9, 2023, we will kick off our 21 Days of Prayer and Fasting. This is designed to be a “line of beholding.” How might it be for you this year
  3. What practical ways can we support one another during these 21 Days of Prayer and Fasting?
  4. For more information about fasting, visit our website for resources: