Christ Community Leawood
Life Up in Smoke - May 22 | Leawood
Justice Up in Smoke - 8, 9:30, 11:00am & ON-DEMAND
Locations & Times
  • Christ Community - Leawood Campus
    14200 Kenneth Rd, Leawood, KS 66224, United States
    Saturday 11:00 PM


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In Ecclesiastes 9:2-12, the Teacher continues to wrestle with the realities of death. In this portion of Scripture, he questions if justice is worth anything, since it lies within the shadow of death.

1. What stood out to you from Sunday’s sermon?

2. “Why do bad things happen to good people?” is a question that we ask in our culture. How would you respond to that question?

3. How does the gospel of Jesus Christ and the promise of eternal life give us hope and joy in the midst of the unfairness, injustice, and brokenness in our world?

4. What is our role as gospel people in addressing the injustices and brokenness in our world?

Thank God for sending us a savior, Jesus Christ, to die for our sins and put an end to all the injustice in our world. Pray that God would remind you that there is a reason to do good and live for Him in our broken world despite injustice. Pray that God would remind you that Jesus is going to return and make right everything that is wrong with our world.

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Title: Justice Up in Smoke
Scripture: Ecclesiastes 9:2-12
Speaker: Andrew Jones,
> We will fight the same fights over and over again.
"I must confess, that dream that I had that day has in many points turned into a nightmare. Now I’m not one to lose hope; I keep on hoping. I still have faith in the future. But I’ve had to analyze many things over the last few years and I would say over the last few months I’ve gone through a lot of soul-searching and agonizing moments and I’ve come to see that we have many more difficult days ahead and some of the old optimism was a little bit superficial. And now it must be tempered with a solid realism, and I think the realistic fact is that we still have a long, long way to go." -Martin Luther King Jr.
> Justice matters deeply to God, despite the obvious evil in the world.
> Justice looks small and is often slow.
> Grace changes everything, and grace isn't fair either.
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