Grace and justice are an odd pairing. We demand justice when we are wronged. But when we're wrong and face some very real consequences, we are quick to plead for mercy and grace.
Advent reminds us that grace and justice come together in Jesus. His birth and life lead to the cross where the demands of justice are met and the dream of grace becomes reality.
So as we tell the story of a dirty priest and the God who cleans him up in Zechariah 3:1-10, may we never lose sight of the cross lurking in the shadows.
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.