- Psalm 67
- Matthew 6:9-13
Children are some of the most effected and least powerful people in the face of injustice and oppression. Compassion Australia does wonderful work releasing children from poverty in Jesus name. Hear Compassion staffer, Spiro Cassis, teach about justice and the work of Compassion.
The most outrageous claim made by the Scriptures is that one person was raised from the grave. Jesus himself is resurrection and life for us. Do you believe it? International Justice Mission’s David Groenenboom shows us that If you do believe it, you’ll be empowered to be an agent of justice in God’s name.
The resurrection of Jesus wasn’t just his vindication and enthronement. It also constitutes a crack in the wall of death, and the sin whose wages death is, which smothers so much of this world. It’s a crack that lets the light of God’s gracious and life giving reign in - the kingdom of God.
Most people believe that Jesus Christ rose from the dead, even now. But then again, so does the Devil! The issue is, what does it mean, and what is its significance. And how does it change every minute of my life.
Perhaps the most pervasive characteristic of contemporary Australian culture is contempt. People who threaten us, even people who merely disagree with us, are often dismissed outright and ridiculed as somehow subhuman. Our own culture of contempt resonates strongly with the treatment Jesus experienced as he hung on a Roman cross. How did the one person who never harboured a contemptuous thought in his heart respond to the contempt of the world?