Preparing for Next Week’s Message
This reading plan will get your heart and mind set for the next message on May 20, 2018:
- SUNDAY: Psalm 68,
- MONDAY: Matthew 19:1-15,
- TUESDAY: Ephesians 1,
- WEDNESDAY: Genesis 37,
- THURSDAY: Psalm 139,
- FRIDAY: Galatians 4,
- SATURDAY: Matthew 6:5-15,
Reflecting on the Most Recent Sermon
Sermon Series: Justice For All Sermon Title: Understanding Justice: Big Ideas for Big Impact
Delivered On: May 13, 2018
He is the Rock, his words are perfect, and all his ways are just. A faithful God who does no wrong, upright and just is he. ([bible]Deuteronomy 32:4[/bible])
Ask God to help you see His righteousness and justice with new clarity. Pray for your heart to break over the injustice in the world, your community, and your own life. Confess where you have been a source of injustice and pray for power to walk and live more justly.
Jump in and try Shoreline has many opportunities through community outreach and care ministries to enter into service that brings the justice of God. Contact Sharron and Pastor Dennis and explore how you might be able to jump into one of these ministries and explore how you can engage in some baby steps of justice.
Small Group Discussion
When you think of “Injustice,” what ideas, pictures, and actions come to your mind?
When you think of “Justice,” what ideas, pictures, and actions come to your mind?
If Justice is: Attitudes and actions that are consistent with God’s will and ways and Injustice is: Attitudes and actions that are out of line with God’s will and ways, then what are signs of injustice in our lives, homes, community, and world?
Read Deut. 32:3-4 and Revelation 15:3. What do these passages teach us about the character of God? How does God show His justice in biblical times and in our world today?
What are some of the injustices around us that it is easy to walk past or ignore? How do you think God feels when His children do this?
Read Isaiah 26:7-9; Amos 5:24, and Micah 6:8. Why do you think God calls His people to seek justice and live justly? What gets in the way of us living with justice in the flow of a normal day?
What are some specific costs and consequences might we face if we pursued justice with passion and consistency:
Cost of our reputation…
Tell about one injustice that is happening around you in your personal life. What can you do to resist this injustice and honor God by bringing justice?
What is one injustice happening in your community that your Growth Group can seek to stand against and work for justice? How can you pray and work for justice as a group?