SUMMARY: For the most part Christians do not know what God’s righteousness is. We tend to lean heavily on private justice (the king without the kingdom) or public justice (the kingdom without the king), but an equal blend of both is needed for God’s righteousness.
Pastor Jon Tyson says we need people who are starving for God’s righteousness and we need to integrate that belief into our lifestyle. This unique posture will become compelling to the outside world as we uniquely pursue justice personally and in the community.
KEY QUOTE: “Some people want the kingdom without the king and some people want the king without a kingdom and we have to have both of these things together if we are going to have biblical justice.”
DID YOU KNOW? We have distilled the media we have curated into four guided learning paths to help you learn about justice in your preferred learning style.
More curated sermons on justice:
Simply put — to do justice is to worship God. Many in the American evangelical church have lost sight of that fact. Referencing Micah 6, Amos 5, Isaiah 1 and a host of other scriptures pastor Thabiti Anyabwile of Anacostia River Church (Washington, DC) implores the church to recognize that God’s character is righteous and just and therefore to know God is to pursue righteousness and justice. For the preachers, Anyabwile has five ways preachers need to lead and instruct their congregations in regards to justice.Read more
The Bible is full of calls for justice — Isaiah 1, Micah 6, Matthew 25 and Amos 5 are just a few examples. Unfortunately the term social justice has taken on many definitions causing confusion and arguments between people. Pastor Tim Shorey of Risen Hope Church (Drexel Hill, PA) argues that Christians need to use the term Biblical justice which he defines as, “giving all image bearers of God their due.”Read more