Welcome!  Below you'll find short devotionals related to Food Insecurity, Racial Justice, and Faith & Advocacy

Food Insecurity
 

Read the Scripture here: James 2:14-18

Discussion Questions

 

  1. What example does James give of faith which requires action?  

  2. James says that faith without action is dead faith. Do you agree or disagree? Explain your thinking.

  3. Which do you think is most important to your Christian faith – believing or doing?  Explain your thinking.

  4. Are there examples from your life where doing and believing are complementary? If so, what are they?

  5. How does this conversation about faith and action apply to hunger in America today?

  6. What specific things should individuals and communities of faith be doing in response to the reality that millions of people are hungry or food insecure in America?

Racial Justice
 

Read the Scripture here: Colossians 3:11-14

Discussion Questions

 

  1. Is it easy to see the reflection of God's image in people who look, think or act very different than yourself?  Why or why not?

  2. Do you think Christians in America have historically responded to racism and racial inequality with "compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience"? Why or why not?

  3. What do you see happening in the world today as America continues to discuss and deal with racism?  How does this scripture apply?

  4. Paul asks the church to remember that the differences between them are superficial. Their ethnicity, religious heritage, culture, and class status should be set aside because each is loved immeasurably by God. The church today still struggles with this issue.  Why do you think people of faith are unable to see past racial and cultural differences and extend compassion to others, especially the most vulnerable?

  5. What would we need to do as people of faith to respond to racial injustice with love? Challenge yourself to imagine what kind of love is needed to heal historic injustices and what that might look like in practice. 

Faith & Advocacy
 

Read the Scripture here: Micah 6:8

Discussion Questions

 

  1. What does it mean to "do justice"?

  2. When it comes to poverty in America, what do you think doing justice might look like?

  3. What does it mean to "love kindness"?  Is kindness enough to counter injustice?  If not, how can we love kindness while doing justice?

  4. What does it mean to "walk humbly with God"? How is this connected to doing justice?

  5. In a country where millions of people live trapped in a cycle of poverty, what does doing justice, loving kindness and walking humbly with God look like as applied to your own life? What actions or changes would this require?

  6. What actions or changes would this require from our society?  How can you make that change happen?

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