Jesus was always promoting fairness, equity and inclusion. He would bring in the outsiders, the marginalised, the forgotten. If we as the church have experienced God’s kindness towards us, how can we in turn express it to the people around us?
Looking at the issue of justice through the story of the woman at the well: a person who was not only part of a racially hated group, but socially excluded from her own community. Jesus steps across the radical, cultural and moral barriers of the day and meets her with compassion.
Looking at Genesis 16 & 21: Hagar was an outsider, cast away from the family. But still God saw her, chose her, made provisions and promised to be with her. He rescued her son from death and made incredible plans for his future.
What is justice? Who should be pursuing it? How? Where? What implications does that have for everyone?
Part 9 of our Moses teaching series. The Bible is an honest book and records some terrible acts of evil and injustice, yet does not endorse any of them. We also encounter issues such as slavery, polygamy and the violent destruction of cities. How do we equate this with the ‘loving God’ we find in … Continue reading “Finding God in the Tough Questions”
Part 1 of our Moses teaching series.