Posts with the category “justice-matters-11”
Why Is Justice Important From A Biblical Perspective? - Part 4
by Cheryl Angel on January 27th, 2022
Blog By Pastor Brian BellIn Amos 5:21-24, the people were “playing religion.” They thought the formula was, “religious activities + generous gifts to God = A happy God.” But they were wrong. I believe the scathing rebuke in verses 21-23 might’ve helped them hear verse 24, where Amos said poetically, “But let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.” God wants j...
Why Is Justice Important From A Biblical Perspective - Part 3
by Cheryl Angel on January 26th, 2022
Blog by Pastor Brian BellI’ll let Jesus answer that question. He said; “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint and dill and cumin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faithfulness. These you ought to have done, without neglecting the others. You blind guides, straining out a gnat and swallowing a camel.” (Matthew 23:23,24) These rel...
Understanding Vulnerability In Combating Human Trafficking
by Cheryl Angel on January 18th, 2022
Blog by Dr. Brenda Navarrete, Director of Mental Health Services and Crisis Intervention at Alabaster Jar ProjectHuman trafficking happens in every stratum of our society, and anyone can become a victim, but traffickers look for people who are vulnerable and, therefore, easier to exploit. We are better equipped to assist vulnerable populations in protecting themselves when we identify and understa...
JM 11: What's Our Goal and Purpose?
by Cheryl Angel on January 16th, 2022
Blog by Kelly BellThis is our eleventh year of hosting a Human Trafficking Conference, and our purpose has continued to stay the same. Our goal is to empower people to take action by providing education, personal testimonies, and avenues for that to happen. We believe that for action to take place, people need to be aware of the issue, have a basic understanding of the problem, and given practical...
Why Is Justice Important From A Biblical Perspective? - Part 2
by Cheryl Angel on January 12th, 2022
Blog By Pastor Brian BellJustice is basically care for the vulnerable. Why should we be concerned about the vulnerable ones? Because God is concerned about them. The most basic meaning of justice is to treat people equitably (fairly). It means, “giving people what they are due, to some that will be punishment, for others it will be protection or care.” God identifies with the powerless and takes u...
Justice Matters 11 Blog
by Cheryl Angel on January 6th, 2022
Injustice is when a stronger person abuses his or her power by taking from a weaker person what God alone has given the weaker person.