What happens when the Church does Justice?

I love the church. Unfortunately, today those words are as well received as saying I love lawyers. Why? For many, both groups are viewed as apathetic to the needs of the poor and vulnerable. What if we could change that perception? What happens when the church does justice? Where is the church? The pandemic was…

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5 Tips for Telling Powerful Stories of Impact

Jesus was a great storyteller. He didn’t use fancy power points, brochures, or video. He invited his audience into stories. Stories paint a picture that capture our hearts and minds. Any leader who wants to encourage a team, invite people to volunteer, give, or be involved in advancing justice should explore the power of story.…

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7 Ways to Teach Kids about Gospel Justice

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Every child understands justice – just try treating your children differently! Children want everything to be fair. This is because God made us in His image and He is a God of Justice. But Justice can be a messy topic. Some parents may want to avoid the controversy. But God has a lot to say…

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God, why won’t you save me?

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By Raleigh Sadler I have prayed these words like a mantra. Each time, I hoped my fear would give way to a newfound sense of freedom. However, the more I prayed, the more exhausted I became. Being a good Christian For as long as I can remember, I’ve sought God’s approval over everything else. If…

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Why do songs of justice matter in a broken world?

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By Jeff Frazier, Lead Pastor Chapelstreet Church My grandfather loved the music of the big bands from the 1940s. I have fond memories of him making trumpet sounds with his mouth to some old Benny Goodman or Mills Brothers tune. To this day, whenever I hear those songs, I think of him. Songs have a…

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Should Christians be involved in doing justice?

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A disturbing trend has slipped into the church lately, spotlighted by the pandemic and the 2020 election. We have allowed justice to become political, rather than biblical. What are Christians to do? Is it possible to seek justice for our vulnerable neighbors and hold tightly to the gospel? How do we put God’s agenda for…

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How to Advance the Dream of the Poor People’s Campaign

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is best known for his civil rights advocacy.  But Dr. King recognized his dream of freedom and equality for all would never be realized unless poverty was challenged.  He began the poor people’s campaign to shine a light on economic inequality but was assassinated before he could advance the cause. …

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