October 4, 2020 – Full Service
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October 4, 2020 – Sermon Only
Message Notes for Oct 4, 2020
Title: Our lives of Justice
Series Verse: Micah 6:8 “He has told you O man what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, love mercy, walk humbly with your God?”
Justice in Hebrew “Mishpat” refers to retributive justice but also restorative justice.
What’s our motivation for doing justice? (Luke 4:18-22)
Justice is God’s heart
Justice becomes my heart
To love God & my neighbor
God expects us to engage in Justice in our everyday lives.
Matthew 23:23 “Woe to you scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint and dill and cumin but have neglected weightier matters of the law: Justice, mercy, and faithfulness”.
If we neglect justice, we fall under judgement.
But If we live a life of Justice, we will find Jesus!
Where has God placed you, where you can fight for justice? What injustices has God broken your heart for?
Study Notes for Week of October 4, 2020
Title: Our Lives of Justice
How is the term “do justice” being used in our culture?
How would you differentiate retribution and restoration?
When have you benefited from someone else experiencing injustice, maybe without even realizing it?
Read Jeremiah 22:3. How is this command for us to do justice relationally, different than the world’s view of justice being to merely punish wrongdoers?
Is Justice something only God can do? Can we do justice? Why or why not?
How is justice different than charity?
Read Matthew 23:23. What are some Christian works that define your life? (Tithing, serving, praying, reading the bible etc). What would it look like for justice and mercy to become an everyday part of the Christian life? Why is it easy to neglect Justice as a Christian spiritual discipline?
What will be your reason and motivation for doing justice continually? What injustices break your heart?
Where are you going to fight for justice?
Pray for God to show you where there is injustice in you and around you. Ask him to break your heart for what breaks his heart and send you to do justice continually in one area.