This year during Advent, we're looking back into the Old Testament to discover why Jesus came to earth and how that matters to us 2,000 years after he shows up on the scene. In the prophecy of Amos, God brings a lawsuit against his people for treason. Their formal worship has exposed a heart divided between devotion to God and devotion to money. One obvious casualty in this tug-of-war are the poor and needy around them whose needs are ignored.
My contention is that we are very much like these people - our desire for safety, security, comfort and convenience shows up in the way we use our money at the expense of those in need around us.
Here are the questions we created for groups to walk through and talk about - based on the sermon but not entirely dependent upon the sermon. If you're not in a group, feel free to use these but I can't stress enough how critical it is for you to plug into the life of a group of people. For more information about our community groups, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.