A People, a Place, and a Just Society
This Bible study explores the entire biblical narrative to learn about God’s heart for justice through daily devotionals and a weekly group discussion.
Course Description and Details
Christians are called to reflect God’s image and likeness, to live in a place that reflects God’s rule and reign, and to enact a just society where all God’s people are cared for holistically. Explore how Scripture reveals this vision from Genesis to Revelation.
This 8- week study includes daily individual devotionals and a weekly group discussion guide. Each daily devotional includes a scripture reading, a 3-5 minute video teaching, a summary of key biblical themes, and a song and questions for reflection.
- Justice throughout the biblical narrative
- Imago Dei theology
- Christian perspectives on justice
- Understand how God’s heart for justice reaches beyond cultural understanding
- Learn how to respond faithfully to injustice in the world
8 weeks, 6 hrs/week
Group Rates $97+
Week 1: God's Vision for a Just Society
Begin in Genesis to better understand God’s vision for a just society.
Day 1: God’s Vision
Day 2: Justice and Injustice
Day 3: Family and Covenant, Part 1
Day 4: Family and Covenant, Part 2
Day 5: Our Role in a Just Society
Week 2: The Stage for a Just Society
After the Hebrew people are freed from Egypt, God establishes new guidelines for life as a community of people who represent God’s rule and reign.
Scripture: Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy
Day 1: Responses to Injustice
Day 2: Laws and Character of God
Day 3: Blessings
Day 4: Rebellion
Day 5: The Pep Talk
Week 3: A Just Society Considers All
Even in complicated stories, God cares for each party in every scenario and demonstrates the need to extend mercy as justice is enacted.
Scripture: Joshua, Judges, Ruth
Day 1: Mercy for a Family
Day 2: Mercy for Murderers
Day 3: Mercy for Sinners
Day 4: Mercy for the Marginalized
Day 5: Example of Mercy
Week 4: A Just Society Through Leaders
Explore how character and alignment with God’s principles is shown in Israel’s leaders.
Scripture: 1 & 2 Samuel, 1 & 2 Chronicles, 1 Kings
Day 1: God’s Giving
Day 2: God’s Desire
Day 3: God’s Heart
Day 4: God’s Justice
Day 5: God’s Wisdom
Week 5: In an Unjust Society
A divided Israel reveals different forms of justice and injustice and how God’s prophets speak truth to power.
Scripture: 1 & 2 Kings, 2 Chronicles, Joel, Isaiah, Micah
Day 1: Leaders in an Unjust Society
Day 2: God in the Midst of an Unjust Society
Day 3: People in an Unjust Society
Day 4: Voices in an Unjust Society, Part 1
Day 5: Voices in an Unjust Society, Part 2
Week 6: People for a Just Society
Learn from the marginalized people who sought justice and restoration during Israel’s exile.
Scripture: Lamentations, Daniel, Haggai, Esther, Nehemiah:
Day 1: People who are Left Behind
Day 2: People who are Sent Away
Day 3: People who are Dealing with Circumstances
Day 4: People who are Called
Day 5: People who Rebuild
Week 7: Jesus as the Embodiment of Justice
From his incarnation to resurrection, Jesus’s ministry and sacrifice reveal him as the embodiment of God’s justice.
Scripture: Matthew, Mark, Luke
Day 1: Jesus’ Birth
Day 2: Jesus’ Ministry
Day 3: Jesus and the Kingdom of God
Day 4; Jesus pays for Justice
Day 5: Justice is Won
Week 8: Justice in the Church
Jesus commissioned his people to be agents of justice and reconciliation in the world—that includes your community.
Scripture: Acts, Colossians, Romans, 2 Thessalonians
Day 1: Justice through the Holy Spirit
Day 2: Justice in the Book of Acts
Day 3: Justice in the Church
Day 4: Justice in Life
Day 5: Shalom Restored”
What to Expect as a Small Group Leader
Understanding the biblical arc of justice really helped deepen my faith and even see more clearly where God is at work today.”
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