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August 6, 2017 – the Ninth Sunday After Pentecost – Great Ends of the Church – the promotion of social righteousness

Promotion of Righteousness (Social)
Luke 3:10-14, Matthew 5:38-48 Give him one cloak if you have two
Matthew 5:41 Walk a mile in his shoes
John 15:12-25 Greater love has no one than this
Acts 4 Stephen
John 8:1-11 (12-20) Stopping the woman being stoned
Matthew 6:1-6 Not as the hypocrites do
Job 1 upright before God

Social righteousness should not be confused with social media. Yet we may be able to learn something from social media. The social aspect is something we could learn something from – how is it that we exhibit righteousness around other people?
Maybe before that we should tackle righteousness. Job is righteous. That’s how he’s introduced. What happens to Job isn’t something I’d like to sign up for. It seems that Job is known, at least in Heaven, for how he is. If we’re honest, that’s what Jesus is known for as well. Jesus confronts, contradicts, and contravenes the standards of society – all in upholding the standards of God. So, if we are the people who follow Jesus, who walk in his ways, who follow his path, then how are we to show to the world his righteousness?

Worship at First Presbyterian Church of Marion, Illinois
Worship at First Presbyterian Church of Marion, Illinois
August 6, 2017 - the Ninth Sunday After Pentecost - Great Ends of the Church - the promotion of social righteousness
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