We are looking at a story about grievance. It is about a desire for justice, about the anger of a person who has been wounded, and how God then graciously restrains our most destructive impulses. And how God brings justice and how He promotes peace.
What does it mean to be a disciple? In efforts to explain this, there are a huge range of programs, and practices, and courses, and even ministries on the theme of how to be a disciple. They lay out what you need to do, and many are discouraging. And most probably you find yourself saying: That is a long way from the reality of my life! But there is hope. Discover what Jesus can do in and through the life of a flawed disciple
Is there a grievance that you need to trust into the hands of God today? How does God works in a fallen world today? He retrains us from the destructive power of our worst impulses. He brings justice to those who defy Him. He promotes peace by sending people who speak with wisdom.
The resurrection reveals to us what was previously hidden – Jesus is the Son of God. He is risen, exalted, and seated at the right hand of the Father. Therefore there is hope for us. The risen Christ has power to change is, to forgive us, to give us the Holy Spirit and power, and to open heaven for us.
There is no issue more prominent in our world today than the issue of violence. This includes violence perpetrated in the name of God by people who profess religious faith. What then is Christ’s answer to violence?