Questions for discussion:
1. When you think of "hopelessness" or "darkness", what story/book/film best conveys these in your opinion? Why?
2. "Long lay the world, in sin and error pining..." In what ways can you relate to this verse of "O Holy Night"? In what ways are you pining? What things / circumstances / relationships are you pining for and why?
3. Read Zephaniah 1:4-6. In what ways do you find yourself guilty of some of the same accusations that God makes to the people of Judah?
4. In what ways do you struggle with the idea of God's judgment and why? In what ways do you agree with the idea of God's judgment and why?
5. One of Zephaniah's chief indictments against the people of Judah was spiritual complacency. They did not seek the Lord, nor inquire of Him (v. 6). In what ways might you be indicted for spiritual complacency as well?
6. Read Luke 1:67-79. How does the birth of Jesus change
the way we might see Zephaniah chapter 1?
7. Read Zephaniah 2:1-3. What gli