Repentance – Returning to God: March 14, 2010 Sermon

Mar 14, 2010   •  

Scripture – Micah 6:1-8 (NIV)

1 Listen to what the LORD says:
“Stand up, plead your case before the mountains;
let the hills hear what you have to say.2 Hear, O mountains, the LORD’s accusation;
listen, you everlasting foundations of the earth.
For the LORD has a case against his people;
he is lodging a charge against Israel.

3 “My people, what have I done to you?
How have I burdened you? Answer me.

4 I brought you up out of Egypt
and redeemed you from the land of slavery.
I sent Moses to lead you,
also Aaron and Miriam.

5 My people, remember
what Balak king of Moab counseled
and what Balaam son of Beor answered.
Remember your journey from Shittim to Gilgal,
that you may know the righteous acts of the LORD.”

6 With what shall I come before the LORD
and bow down before the exalted God?
Shall I come before him with burnt offerings,
with calves a year old?

7 Will the LORD be pleased with thousands of rams,
with ten thousand rivers of oil?
Shall I offer my firstborn for my transgression,
the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?

8 He has showed you, O man, what is good.
And what does the LORD require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy
and to walk humbly with your God.

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Questions for Sermon Reflection:

As we meditate on Micah 6:8, consider:

  1. In what ways could I seek more justice in my life? How could I help someone in my life concerning a privilege I have that others might not?
  2. In what ways could I seek more mercy in my life? Is there someone that I could show generosity and grace to even though they wouldn’t be able to repay me for it?
  3. In what ways could I seek to walk more humbly with God? Have I been taking intentional moments with God to recount His blessings, and also develop intimacy with Him through the Word and Prayer?

Although we need to grow in all three things, consider how you could intentionally grow in one of these areas this week.


Preached by Pastor Sam Kim at CCC at the English worship service.