SHALOM: JUSTICE

Message by Josh Mutter - February 5, 2023

Big Idea: We practise Shalom when we pursue fairness (justice) in our relationships

James 1:27 NIV† Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.

Micah 6:8 NIV† 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.

1. God provides us with the standard of .

2. God expects His people to .

Osheta Moore: The call to be an anti-racism peacemaker is not easy, because the shalom of God does not come easy. This kind of peace that lasts was shown to us in Jesusí life, ministry, death, and resurrection, and then we as peacemakers are called to live it out. Anything that does not require us to sacrifice for each other is another form of peacekeeping, not peacemaking.

Isaiah 1:17 NIV† Learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow.

3. God expects his people to have an attitude of

APPLICATION:

About Josh Mutter:†Josh Mutter has been our lead pastor since 2018 and is passionate about helping people discover what it means to follow Jesus in our daily lives. Josh is married to Michelle and together they have two boys and a dog named Zeke. When not engaged in ministry, Josh can be found puttering around the house (summer time outdoors is his favourite), playing with his kids or out on a run.

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