What Does the Gospel Have to do with Justice?
Introduction – A Tale of Two Stories
An Old Testament Perspective
• A Poor Example – Isaiah 58:6-7
• A Beautiful Example – Job 29:12-17
• The heart practices God seeks of His people can _________________________ by external religion.
• When the heart is changed, the tangible biblical expression is _______________________________.
• The heart cannot be changed from the outside in, but only as a work of God __________________.
• Again and again and again and again God directly connects _________________________________ Him to ___________________________________________________________________________.
New Testament Perspective
• Classic Faith and Works – James 2:14-17
• All Means All
• “But I can’t love everyone! ‘Who is my neighbor?’”
** Leviticus 19:18, 33
A Tim Keller Moment
The logic is clear. If a person has grasped the meaning of God’s ______ in his heart, he will do _________. If he doesn’t live ________, then he may say with his lips that he is grateful for God’s grace, but in his heart he is ______ from him.
_______________ care about the poor, it reveals that at best he doesn’t __________________ he has experienced, and at worst he ____________________________ the saving mercy of God. __________ should make you___________.
“What does _______________ have to do with ________________?” ___________________!
A heart that is rightly related to God
pursues justice and practices compassion.
This Week’s Growth Guide
God’s Word is both central and critical to your spiritual growth. We invite you to utilize the Growth Guide during the week to further your application of the Truth from the message.
- Monday – Isaiah 58:6-7
- Tuesday – Job 29:12-17
- Wednesday – James 2:14-17
- Thursday – 1 Timothy 6:17-18
- Friday – Luke 10:25-37
Our Home Churches meet weekly to facilitate quicker relational depth, study the same passage taught Sunday to help apply Scripture in the context of community, and pray with one another. Home Church helps our body seek God’s best for one another.
Home Church Questions
• Describe a time when you were compelled to take some action for justice or compassio, and what moved you to do so.
• What would it look like to “put on righteousness as our clothing?”
• What is the measure of how neighborly I should be?
• How does the gospel I’ve experienced influence how I love others?
• Where have you seen the gospel engage with justice or compassion?
Operation Christmas child Collection Week
Operation Christmas Child collection week is here!
We need MANY volunteers for OCC Collection Week starting tomorrow, so please visit the Fellowship app on your phone
and click the OCC icon to sign up or visit the website and click on the OCC menu.
You can drop off your shoe boxes any time this week, but next Sunday, November 18th is the LAST day we can accept shoe boxes for 2018.
Thank you for helping us reach our 6100 shoe box goal!
For the past thirty plus years, Dave and Michelle have served in full-time ministry – twenty-two in global missions—fourteen of those in Asia equipping local church leaders, and the past eight years in senior executive mission leadership in the US. Following graduation and their marriage in 1985, Dave and Michelle launched into full-time Christian work reaching students for Christ under the leadership of Steve Shadrach with Student Mobilization at the University of Arkansas and later opening the StuMo campus work at Central Arkansas. It was during the latter part of these campus ministry years that they began to have a heart to see new local churches start as they were part of the founding families of Fellowship Bible Church Conway. Their passion was growing to reach out cross-culturally —to reach those who have never heard of Christ around the world. Later as the Rofkahrs were in Dallas as Dave was completing the ThM at Dallas Seminary, he was captured by what he calls a “holy discontentment moment.” Sensing God’s leading that they needed to direct their ministry to equipping house-church leaders in Asia, Dave and Michelle joined EFCA ReachGlobal and moved to Asia with their two young sons, Nathan (9) and Joel (7) and would shortly welcome daughter, Rachel. Following their service and leadership in Asia, Dave was asked by mission leadership to return to the US to join the senior leadership team of the mission to recruit a new generation of laborers for the harvest. Having a strong passion to reach the unreached, Dave has now said yes, to the invitation from Steve Shadrach (again!) – the founder of the Center for Missions Mobilization (CMM) – to succeed him as the next Executive Director. This move brings Dave and Steve full circle as it was Steve who first invited Dave and Michelle to join him in college ministry over 30 years ago at the University of Arkansas.
Discipleship 101 | November 26 | 6-8:00 p.m.
Join next Discipleship 101 training will be Monday, November 26th, from 6-8pm in the Venue. We are going to be working through Soteriology, the study of Salvation. The doctrine of Salvation must be the most important theme in the Scriptures, and as believers, we should have a good understanding of this doctrine. Sign up at fellowshipconway.org/register and RSVP Shann@conwaycorp.net for childcare. If you have questions please contact Michael Harrison at email@example.com
Every year, CoHO (City of Hope Outreach)provides a Thanksgiving meal for the people living within the communities they serve. For some in the community, their financial constraints mean that this is the only opportunity they have to celebrate this holiday. We have the opportunity to partner with CoHO by providing food items for this meal. If you would like to help, please contact Mary Nabholz at 501-499-1083 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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