1. What’s the difference between regretful confession and true repentance?
2. How would counsel someone who professes Christ but shows no marks of repentance?
3. The Pharisees and Sadducees held onto their religious heritage as acceptance before God. Why is this dangerous? Are there any other areas in life that we might be tempted to think that bring us security before God?
4. VS 10 and 12 are images of judgment. Why is God’s judgment a good thing? How is judgment connected to the Advent theme of love?