Job's suffering and subsequent restoration teach us three important truths: Forgiveness is worth asking for, justice is worth waiting for, and there is no mercy without justice. God sees Job's heart and uses him to restore his friends who have so misrepresented God's intentions. What emerges is a picture of the cross -- God's justice satisfied and mercy revealed.
Speaker: Roger Barrier
Scripture: Job 42:7-10, Psalm 11:7, Micah 7:18-19, Jeremiah 5:12-13, Jeremiah 5:30-31
Many people perceive God as unfair and unpleasable. God delights in mercy, grace and forgiveness. Micah in encourages us to use our power in a fair and just way, to love to be loving-especially the hard to love, to have consistent, unwavering faith and a proper view of self.
Speaker: Chris Brown
Scripture: Micah 6:1 - 7:20, Numbers 22 - 25, Matthew 11:29, Matthew 18:21-25, Jonah 4:1-3
Even though many of us have lost our passion to do justice, God has not. To God, the presence of injustice is not a social issue, but a spiritual one. Biblical injustice occurs when those with power use it to abuse those without power. Micah calls us to act justly, love mercy and walk humbly with God.
Scripture: Micah 2:1-3, Micah 3:9-11, Micah 6:6-8, Isaiah 1:16-17, Zechariah 7:9-10