Josh Dowton reflects that Justice is part of the work of God’s Kingdom, bringing new life and wholeness.
Justice is a reflection of a life following Jesus. It comes from the real change that happens when we draw close to him. It is God ushering in his kingdom right now; first in our hearts, then in our relationships, our communities, our world. Justice becomes a natural part of our lives as we start to see God’s heart for all people.
Every year at Easter, Common Grace brings a Lent series based on the central teachings of Jesus. In 2021 we’ve put together a compilation series from Christian teachers, who show us what it looks like when justice overflows from following Jesus.
It is our hope that this series will lead you into a deeper experience of Jesus and justice. What does it mean to love as Jesus did? How do we learn to see and care for our neighbour? What role does giving and receiving forgiveness play? What does it look like to be filled with the new life that Jesus brings?
This series has been developed to draw you closer to Jesus; a closeness which brings transformation to you, then to your community and beyond. You can also download a Bible study each week and view previous Lent series’ to engage more deeply. Common Grace has designed these resources to support individuals as well as church and community groups and we look forward to journeying with you.
This series is also designed to sustain the Common Grace movement, as together we seek to pursue Jesus and justice in the Australian context; longing for national truth telling and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Justice, a compassionate welcome for people seeking asylum, an end to the epidemic of violence against women and a safe climate for all of Creation. Together we sustain our hearts for justice by hearing again the call of the Lord Jesus.
Dr Janice McRandal explains that Jesus makes no distinction between our physical or spiritual hunger. He satisfies all our needs. The invitation extends to us today: come and be satisfied!
Kay Goldsworthy reflects on her own experience of receiving God's forgiveness and mercy, and through that gift, learning what it means for us to show the same as part of Common Grace's Jesus and Justice Lent Devotional Series.
It is when we are caught up in the spirit of forgiveness that justice can flow. Graham and Grant Paulson share that because God first forgives us, we can forgive others as part of Common Grace's Jesus and Justice Lent Devotional Series.
To act justly requires that we see things with fresh eyes – a new perspective. Hear Brooke Prentis as part of Common Grace's Jesus and Justice Lent Devotional Series.
Charlene Delos Santos declares “It was a shock to have their leader get down on his knees to serve them this way” as part of Common Grace's Jesus and Justice Lent Devotional Series.
Rev Dr Mike Frost declares “Any declaration of a love for Jesus cannot be separated from a love of neighbour” as part of Common Grace's Jesus and Justice Lent Devotional Series.