HEARTBEAT: “Excellence”

Amos 5:21-24 & Malachi 1:8-11

Questions to help you dig deeper into this message:

Share with your group what stood out and ministered to you most from this message?

How did you feel when the church went through the entire chapter of Revelation 5?

Read 2 Timothy 4:2-4. How hard is it to balance wanting to be “liked” and telling the “hard truth”? Can you think of a time when you had to sacrifice popularity in order to share the truth in love?

Read Isaiah 58:3-11. What is God saying in this passage? What is most important to Him? Why?

Read Amos 5:21-24. Again, what is God so upset about? Do you think the American Church has a bit of a consumer mindset when they attend church? If so, how did we get that? What should our mindset be when attending Church?

In Malachi 1:8-11 we read how the priests were offering their ‘second-best’ to the Lord. How did they get there? How can we be those that consistently give our VERY BEST to God?

How does God respond to those that offer Him their best? (Malachi 3:10 and Mark 10:28-30 can help with this answer)