justice

Wisdom, Might, and Riches (Jeremiah 9:23-24)

Wisdom, Might, and Riches (Jeremiah 9:23-24)

Jeremiah 9:23-24 presents us with 2 trios - one describing what we have (Wisdom, Might, and Riches), one describing what we should do with what we have (Steadfast Love, Justice, and Righteousness). We take a deep dive into the terms used and what it means to know God.

Why, O Lord, Why? (Psalm 10:1-18)

Why, O Lord, Why? (Psalm 10:1-18)

The question “Why?” is asked of God at least 25 times in the biblical psalms. 3 of these occur in Psalm 10. We journey to 1976 Namibia to hear a voice echoing Psalm 10, facing the schemes of the wicked and asking the same questions asked in the psalm. We walk through Psalm 10’s darkness and its glimmers of light.

Isaiah and Jesus

Isaiah and Jesus

As part of a series of examining how each Bible book points to Jesus, we move into the prophets and see how this book brings together 2 very different pictures - a messianic king and a suffering servant.

Hell: Final Judgment (John 12:44-50)

Hell: Final Judgment (John 12:44-50)

In our followup to a previous lesson on the biblical presentation of Hell, we explore some tough questions about Final Judgment, Degrees of Accountability, and the Justice of God when it comes to Hell.

God is Good, All the Time (Psalm 73)

God is Good, All the Time (Psalm 73)

Is God really good? And is life according to His commandments really the good life? Asaph does some honest wrestling with those questions in Psalm 73, ones which become more difficult when we observe the luxury and ease which seems to accompany so many of the wicked.

Job and Jesus (Job 16:18-22)

Job and Jesus (Job 16:18-22)

As part of our long series exploring the themes of each Bible book and how the book points us to Jesus, we tackle Job and find at least 2 ways which the message anticipates Jesus - The Innocent Sufferer and The Advocate.

Flavoring Justice (Psalm 33:1-12)

Flavoring Justice (Psalm 33:1-12)

JUSTICE is a word thrown around a lot. But do we really understand what God means by it? Sometimes the best way to learn the meaning of a word is to look at the surrounding key words in a Bible text which provide flavor. We look at Micah 6 and Psalm 33 to see which words help season our understanding of how God sees Justice and our role in its execution.

Immigration: A Biblical View (Ruth 1:8-18)

Immigration: A Biblical View (Ruth 1:8-18)

With political debate swirling around immigration, we look trace the theme of immigration through the Bible and look through the lens of Scripture for direction in our personal attitudes toward immigrants.

To Know Him (Jeremiah 9:17-24)

To Know Him (Jeremiah 9:17-24)

We all have our own idea of what a relationship with God means. But how does God Himself define what it means to KNOW HIM? Jeremiah 9 provides some key insights.

The Wisdom of the Elders (Proverbs 1:20-21)

The Wisdom of the Elders (Proverbs 1:20-21)

As we work toward a complete picture of shared leadership in the church, we first trace the function of elders in the Old Testament communities and see how important they are to a community's assurance of the establishment of wisdom and justice.