God of Justice (Curriculum)
:The level of injustice in the world is staggering. The church needs to respond.International Justice Mission (IJM) has rescued thousands of people from oppression and violence. IJM also partners with thousands of churches to help them live out the mandate...
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:The level of injustice in the world is staggering. The church needs to respond.International Justice Mission (IJM) has rescued thousands of people from oppression and violence. IJM also partners with thousands of churches to help them live out the mandate of Isaiah 1:17: to seek justice, rescue the oppressed and care for orphans and widows. Christians need to be equipped and mobilized to be the hands and feet of Jesus to those who are vulnerable and oppressed.The God of Justice is a twelve-session, discussion-based curriculum from IJM that explores the biblical narrative of justice throughout the whole of Scripture, from Genesis to Revelation. Through the participatory study of Scripture, Christians will explore God's call to engage in bringing about justice on earth. While coming to a deeper knowledge and understanding of biblical justice, participants will draw personal application for the pursuit of justice ministry in their individual lives and the wider church.Prepare to have your heart and mind engaged, to be instructed by Scripture and challenged by real-life stories of people freed by the God of justice. This curriculum will help you and your church bring freedom, restoration and reconciliation to those in need. Discover how God reveals himself to those who join him on his justice journey!
Abraham George is director of international church mobilization at International Justice Mission (IJM). He travels internationally preaching at churches, leading conferences, facilitating pastoral trainings and connecting church leaders around the world to engage in the biblical work of justice.Before joining IJM, George was an Assemblies of God pastor and a theology lecturer in India. After immigrating to the United States in 2002, he conducted policy research for a think tank in Washington, DC, and managed the US office of the International Fellowship of Evangelical Mission Theologians, an Oxford-based organization. He received a master of divinity from Southern Asia Bible College in Bangalore, India, and a master of theology in historical theology, with distinction, from Trinity Theological College in Singapore. He and his wife Florence have two children and live near Annapolis, Maryland.
- :forewordintroductionsuggestions For Group Study1. God The Creator2. Shalom And Human Responsibility3. How Sin Corrupts Shalom4. Personal And Systemic Injustice5. The Justice Of God6. Jesus Messiah?new Creation7. Pictures Of The Kingdom Of God8. Justice And The Cross Of Christ9. The Church And Justice10. Pleading For Justice11. Surveying The Wreckage12. The Voice Of The Voiceless
- Acknowledgmentsreferencesbible Verses On Justicefor Further Reading On Justice And The Christian Lifefacilitator’s Guide