Justice | The Beginning of Peace | Aaron Williams

The Beginning of Peace

Micah 4:1-5
February 4, 2018

Review:  How did the text last week help in how you think justice can be achieved?
What ways did you find to express the freedom God provides you in your community? 

Introduction: God is making things right in the world. The good news is not just that justice matters and that we are agents of justice. The good news is that God in Jesus Christ has done what we have proven we are unable to do without God: actually make justice happen. At the center of history God has put to death everything that is not right and brought to life everything that is. That is the good news. Our call is to move this good news to the center of our lives and let Jesus bring his justice to life in our covenant community that serves one another and our city.

God has a mission of peace: to be begun in Israel, fulfilled in Jesus, and embodied in us. This week we look at the mission and how it frees us from fear.

Pray: LORD, help us to understand your great mission for this world. Amen.

Read: Micah 4:1-5

Discussion:

  1. Micah 4: 1-5 reads like God’s mission statement. 
    How would you summarize it in a single sentence or thought? 

    Explain.

  2. What about the text is especially appealing?

    Why?

  3. Why is the end of fear so important in God’s mission? 

    What replaces fear?

  4. Discuss how Jesus fulfills the promise of this text.

  5. What is the promise for each of us in the text? 

    What does this mean for our lives today?

Application:  Let the hope expressed in this text be present in your life this week. 

Pray:  LORD, we are grateful for this grandest of all mission statements in this work, Thank you for your love and care.  Amen.

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