4 26 2020 Sermon Dig In

Seek: Destruction or Delight

Amos 5:18-6:14

The Day of the Lord will either be a day of destruction or a day of delight it all depends upon what you devote your life too.

 

Discussion Starter:

  • Share a story of when things did not turn out like you thought they would.

 

Read Amos 5:18-6:14:

  • What words/phrases/concepts stand out to you?
  • What questions do you have regarding the text?
  • If you could sum up the passage in one phrase, what would you say?
  • How does this text apply to your own life?

 

Empty Religion vs Authentic Relationship (5:18-27):

  • Why do you think the people in Amos’ time misunderstood the Day of the Lord?
  • What was so empty about the religion of the people in Amos’ time?
  • Do you see “empty religion” today? What does empty religion look like today?
  • What does it mean to have an authentic relationship with God?
  • How can you be authentic in your relationship with God?

 

Self-Dependent vs Spirit-Dependent (6:1-3):

  • What was so wrong with Israel’s self-dependence?
  • What is the difference between self-dependence and Spirit-dependence?
  • How can we combat our desire to be self-dependent?

 

Me-Centered vs Others-Centered (6:4-7):

  • What damage was caused by Israel’s selfishness?
  • How can the church today be others-centered?
  • Who is Jesus calling you to care for in the next days?

 

The Day of the Lord (6:8-14)

  • What will the Day of the Lord be like for you? Destruction or Delight?
  • How can you share Jesus with others to help them avoid a day of destruction?

 


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