Justice. Mercy. Humility. 1

Act Justly


Big Idea

We all want Justice.

Message notes:

Tension:

We can make it so complicated to follow God.

Micah 6:8 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[a] with your God.

Truth:

We use whatever resources we have to seek out our own justice.

A lot of times we want justice for “just-us”.

Justice is the Hebrew word mishpat and it can convey one of two separate meanings: The first is retributive. But most often in the Bible it refers to restorative justice.

Application:

The Bible never says not to judge. It says judge how you would be judged.

Our call to justice is not to sentence people but to help them closer to God by loving them.


Group Questions:

Q1: What do you think of when you hear the word justice.

Q2: When you seek justice is it usually for you or for someone else?

Q3: Can you think of a time when you have sought justice for someone else? Was is purely unselfish?

Q4: Why can it be difficult to unselfishly seek justice for others?

Q5: How does the bible advise us to judge?

Q6: What does it mean for us and the way we judge or seek justice when Jesus says “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”?


Next at YX

Here is something coming up to talk about in group and invite your students:

Summer Camp: Registration is open!

J High June 23-29th * High School June 9-15th

Seniors: Senior Sessions, this Tuesday we will look at Temptation.

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