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Wired for Good

Wired for Good

“But the Lord said to Samuel, ‘Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.'” ~ 1 Samuel 16:7

1. God calls us. (Ephesians 2:8-10)

2. God shapes us. (1 Samuel 16-17)

  • Gifts
  • Passions
  • Personalities

3. God sends us.

  • Take up your cross and follow ~ Luke 9:23
  • Reflect and restore God’s image ~ Genesis 1
  • Our particular place—right person, right time, right reason.

Next Steps:

  1. Listen for God’s call.
  2. Follow God’s call.

Do Justice. Sunday, July 5, 2020

Do Justice

“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.” ~ Micah 6:8

Christians have every reason to seek justice for everyone in every situation.

1. Lament injustice.

  • Beware of bandwagon bias.
  • Beware of selective proof-testing.
  • Beware of over-simplification.
  • “Now let the fear of the Lord be on you. Judge carefully, for with the Lord our God there is no injustice or partiality or bribery.” ~ 2 Chronicles 19:7

2. Celebrate justice.

  • “When justice is done, it brings joy to the righteous but terror to evildoers.” ~ Proverbs 21:15
  • “Here is my servant whom I have chosen, the one I love, in whom I delight; I will put my Spirit on him, and he will proclaim justice to the nations.” ~ Matthew 12:18

3. Do justice.

  • Isaiah 1:17-27, 10:1-3
  • Luke 4:14-21
  • 2 Corinthians 5:11-21

Next Step:

What will you do?