Jesus and Injustice | John 10:31-42
Aaron Gray | June 17, 2018
Jesus is faced by an angry mob, who wants to kill him for claiming to be God. Jesus responds by quoting from Psalm 82, and claims that he himself is God's plan to deal with human wickedness and injustice.
- How is it comforting to know that Jesus experienced ultimate injustice on our behalf? How can we encourage each other when we are treated unfairly, knowing that mistreatment is to be expected as disciples?
- Discuss the relationship between sin, suffering, and sorrow. How are these interrelated? How do various passages in the Scripture emphasize and address them differently?
- Where have you experienced suffering, both personal and impersonal? Where are you currently suffering? How can you show Jesus’ love to someone in your community who is suffering?
- What action steps do you need to take to follow Jesus’ work of standing up for the hurting and oppressed? Who can hold you accountable to follow through?
- Pray that as disciples, we would suffer well, even when treated unfairly. Pray that we would know the comfort of a Savior who experience ultimate injustice for us.
- Pray for the courage, conviction, and follow-through to be involved in bringing the peace, justice, and care of God’s Kingdom to a hurting world.