Justice and Mercy: Truth in Story
THE JOURNEY - Jul 5th, 2020
What Now? | Panel Discussion
For the last several weeks, we have gathered around the table to wrestle through the topics of racial justice and reconciliation. Often, we fall into one of four groups at the table – the ashamed, the black and hurting, the newly woke, and the unconvinced. As we conclude our series on Justice and Mercy, Pastor Curtis talks with a panel of Journey staff and elders who share what they’re learning, how they’re processing, and where do we all go from here.
THE JOURNEY - Jun 28th, 2020
The Truth in Our Story
Jesus destroyed the wall of hostility between us, but yet we’re still holding bricks of fear, exalted allegiance, idolization of peace and comfort, making God into our image and devaluing images bearers. What brick or bricks are you holding or tend to pick back up? If we’re going to be the expressed reconciled church, we have to know our story and keep deconstructing the bricks. We must fight to keep the bricks down.
THE JOURNEY - Jun 21st, 2020
The Truth of Jesus
Matthew 11:4-5, Luke 14:12-13, Luke 10:25-37, Matthew 23:25-26
Jesus is the embodiment of justice. Over and over in the gospels, we read how Jesus stands with the vulnerable. Isaiah 61:1 foretold that He would come to bring good news to the poor; to heal the brokenhearted; to proclaim liberty to the captives and freedom to the prisoners. In His life and resurrection and promise to return, we see that Jesus modeled for us what earthly justice looks like but also pointed to eternal justice and a new kingdom to come.
THE JOURNEY - Jun 14th, 2020
The Lies in Our Stories
“Where are you?” This is the first question God poses to Adam and Eve after they sin (Genesis 3). At the beginning of Scripture, we read about two realities: one, that every single person is made in the image of God; and two, that sin has corrupted the way we relate to God and to one another. To enter into conversations about race and justice, we must start here – recognizing the divine fingerprints on every human being, while also reckoning with how sin perpetuates injustice, bitterness, and shame in our hearts, minds, and actions.
THE JOURNEY - Jun 7th, 2020
Truth in My Story
Jesus wants your story. We are all bringing our story into this conversation about race. We’re bringing our pain. Rejection. Bitterness. But we must start here, with the truth about our stories. Pastor Curtis opens a new series, Justice and Mercy: Truth in Story, sharing his own story and challenging listeners to share their stories, too.