In your spiritual lives, what are some of the things you do that really have no spiritual significance for you, but you simply do them and “go through the motions” because you believe that is what God wants you to do? Can you list 5-6 spiritual disciplines you practice and examine in your heart what is the reason for why you do those things?
Why do you think it is harder to offer God “true life change” versus just some “set of outward actions”? What does the Bible tell us that God desires (cf. 1 Samuel 15:22; Jeremiah 7:21-23)? Give some practical examples of “do justly” as it relates to your relationship with one another. How does treating each other fairly indicate a true life change in your heart?
Give some practical examples of “love mercy” as it relates to your relationship with one another and with the Lord. How does showing mercy to others as God has shown you mercy reflect a true life change in your heart?
Think about some practical examples of how you can “walk humbly with your God” as it relates to your relationship with the Lord? How does a desire to walk in humility before the Lord reflect a life that is truly changed?