Aug 18, 2019 | Nika Spaulding
Preaching Grace and Doing Justice - Part 1
Scripture passage is Isaiah 1:11-20.
Sermon Discussion Questions
- What have you historically believed evangelism to mean? What is your first response to the word evangelize?
- Love: Hebrew ‘ahav’ obedience, fidelity, and loyalty. Righteousness: Hebrew ‘tsadaca‘ maintaining right/equitable relationships regardless of any differences. Justice: Hebrew ‘mishpat’ giving people what they are due whether protection, punishment, or care. How are these definitions different than your previous understanding?
- Where in the Old Testament do we see God showing us what evangelism (preaching grace and doing justice) looks like? Why is this helpful in shaping our understanding of who God is and who we are? [think through the law, kings, and prophets]
- What does God’s law reveal that he values? What then are we, God’s children, are we to value? How are you doing at this?
- Considering the life of Jesus, how do we see preaching grace and doing justice on display?
- “If you need justice you can cry out to God, and if you need mercy you can cry out to God.” What do you need? Spend time as a home group crying out to God.
- How are the sacraments (baptism and communion) a reminder of grace and justice?