Joe Farrell, our guest speaker for ECC’s 2014 Missions Conference, spoke to us about the work of International Justice Mission around the world to fight sex trafficking, slavery, sexual violence, property grabbing, police abuse of power, and citizenship rights abuse through rescuing victims, bringing criminals to justice, restoring survivors, and strengthening justice systems. He challenged us to make a difference, corporately and individually.
Guest speaker Joe Farrell of International Justice Mission speaks on the importance of doing justice and the remarkable work of IJM.
The universal truth concerning Jesus Christ does not change, but perhaps the message is different when it is delivered in a variety of contexts. For instance, the evangelistic message of Peter at Pentecost (Acts 2) was different than the message of Paul at Mars Hill (Acts 17). Please think with us about how the Gospel is both universally true and culturally diverse.
Acts 2:14-24, 36-41. The good news about Jesus Christ is for everyone but the proclamation of the good news is always delivered in a particular context. Does this affect the message or just the delivery of the message? Surely the universal truth concerning Jesus Christ does not change but perhaps the message is different when it is delivered in
Acts 9:1-19. Join us in exploring the story of Paul’s conversion from chief persecutor of the church to champion of the church, and consider with us the transforming power of the gospel of Jesus Christ in our lives and the lives of the people around us.
Acts 4:13-31. Jesus’ disciples embraced a partnership with Jesus while he was with them, and after his death this partnership not only survived but grew at Pentecost into a new awareness of their mission. Their focus on the Gospel was singular, enthusiastic, and fearless because they realized that the mission of God on earth was absolutely indestructible. That gave them incredible courage and it should do the same for us.
Josiah continues the series ‘The Path to Life’ looking at wisdom in the book of James.
Acts 3:1-10. Miracles were a prominent feature of the early church, and they still exist today. What is the purpose of miracles and how are they connected to the mission of God in the world?
Dan continues the series ‘The Path to Life’ discussing the ‘why’ and ‘how’ of justice and exploring the connection between wisdom and justice.
Acts 2:42-47. Together, in community, we are called by God to care for each other and our community. Don’t stay on the fringe–you were made for community! Our lives together, our bearing of each others burdens, communal worship, and our witness to the world are all part of God’s purpose for us. Let us be good stewards of this community and God’s call to be missional people.