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Exodus 23:9, Psalm 33:5, Psalm 89:14, 2 Corinthians 5:16-21, Matthew 5:23-24, Philippians 2:3-4

January 16, 2022 • Daniel Knutson • The Worlds We Create

Worlds We Create: Our words are powerful. Just as God spoke and the world was created, our words create the world around us, affecting relationships and our environment. As we start this New Year, we seek to understand powerful words in scripture that we are called on to live by to create a more Kingdom-minded world. In the final week of our series, we're looking at how one word can create opposing worlds.

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January 16, 2022 - Daniel Knutson

Justice


While we all bring something valuable to the table, none of us brings everything to the table.

Biblical Justice: The work of making individuals, communities, and our world whole, by supporting goodness and impartiality to reflect God’s original intention for all of creation to flourish.

Exodus 23:9
9 “Do not oppress a foreigner; you yourselves know how it feels to be foreigners, because you were foreigners in Egypt.

Psalms 33:5 NIV
“The Lord loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of his unfailing love.”

Psalms 89:14 NIV
Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne; love and faithfulness go before you.”

2 Corinthians 5:16-21
16 So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view. Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer. 17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! 18 All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: 19 that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation.20 We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us.

Matthew 5:23-24
23 “Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother or sister has something against you, 24 leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to them; then come and offer your gift.

Philippians 2:3-4
3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, 4 not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.

Biblical Justice: The work of making individuals, communities, and our world whole, by supporting goodness and impartiality to reflect God’s original intention for all of creation to flourish.