Message by Josh Mutter – February 5, 2023
Big Idea: We practise Shalom when we pursue fairness (justice) in our relationships
James 1:27 NIV Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.
Micah 6:8 NIV He has shown you, O mortal, 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.
1. God provides us with the standard of what is right.
2. God expects His people to allow justice to shape our lives.
Osheta Moore: The call to be an anti-racism peacemaker is not easy, because the shalom of God does not come easy. This kind of peace that lasts was shown to us in Jesus’ life, ministry, death, and resurrection, and then we as peacemakers are called to live it out. Anything that does not require us to sacrifice for each other is another form of peacekeeping, not peacemaking.
Isaiah 1:17 NIV Learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow.
3. God expects his people to have an attitude of mercy & humility
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