Love. Walk. Do.
Apr 17 2016 • Greg Boyd, Mark Moore, Seth McCoy
Jesus reminded the religious leaders of his day that in their worship and practice they were neglecting the more important matters of God’s work: justice, mercy and faithfulness. The prophet Micah summed up three action steps of God’s vision for a strong people: love mercy, walk humbly and do justice. Compassion and justice in the way of Jesus are birthed in love and are always humble, but also move us to action.
Sermons in this series:
Week four of our Love. Walk. Do. sermon series focused on stories of justice for human trafficking victims. Mark Moore, Church Mobilization Director at International Justice Mission (IJM), shared stories of what IJM has done to actively bring justice and healing to human trafficking victims.
Pain & Suffering,
This third sermon in our Love. Walk. Do. series focuses on the importance of doing justice. There is always a danger in attempting to find solutions to justice issues with the political system where all solutions are ambiguous in nature. We are called to actively DO justice in our church and communities as a sign-post of the beautiful Kingdom of God because all of humanity has unsurpassable worth.
Kingdom of God,
We all want a place at the top. A place of prominence and authority. From the story of Esau and Jacob, to James and John, to me and to you, the desire for a place at the top can frequently be seen. But for Jesus, a position at the “top of the Kingdom” can only be found through humility.
Kingdom of God,
*Please note that this message contains content that may not be appropriate for young children.*
In this first message of the Love. Walk. Do. sermon series, Greg tackles the first portion of the prophet Micah’s depiction of what God requires of us – to love mercy. Loving mercy means loving it when people don’t get the negative consequences they deserve. If justice is about collecting a debt, then loving mercy is about hating debt collecting. In a very counter cultural depiction of the Kingdom of God, Greg examines how we can’t truly love mercy until we realize the extent to which we depend on it from God.
Kingdom of God