Justice

He has shown you, O man, what is good;
And what does the Lord require of you
But to do justly, to love mercy,
And to walk humbly with your God? – Micah 6:8

 

We Prayerfully Value Justice: As a church, we are called to corporately and individually see justice established. We intercede for those who have no voice. We stand with the poor, the weak and the oppressed. We will not be silent in the face of injustice. We will be a Place of Hope.

The 2019 emphasis on Justice has been divided into four sections:

  1. A Voice in the Darkness – Is God Just?
  2. A Voice in the Wilderness – Justice in the Old Testament
  3. A Voice to the Church – Justice in the New Testament
  4. A Voice for Today – Our Responsibility

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2019 Justice PowerPoint

Articles:

IPHC 6th Global Assembly Emphasizes Unity in Diversity

The 6th IPHC Global Assembly convened on Wednesday, February 20, 2019, at the Sheraton Santiago Hotel in Santiago, Chile, with approximately 450 registered delegates from over 25 countries. Formerly known as the World Conference, this assembly brings together the IPHC global family for three days of worship, fellowship, testimonies, and vision casting every four years. The...
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Understanding Both Sides of Biblical Justice

In Lady Justice’s most popular form, she appears blindfolded to signify that justice is impartial. Evidence is simply weighed in her balance, and the decision goes in whatever direction the weight falls. The sword reminds us that justice is to be enforced authoritatively. All of these concepts are valid ways to think about justice, but...
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It’s Time to End 400 Years of Injustice

The Joseph narrative in Genesis describes the ascent of Joseph, an Israelite, from a dungeon to the highest political positions in Egypt. With almost absolute economic control of Egypt, Joseph led the kingdom through a severe crisis. Through his leadership, Joseph also saved his father Jacob and his brothers. For a season during and after...
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PCCNA to Celebrate Memphis Miracle

Pentecostal/Charismatic Churches of North America (PCCNA) is going back to its roots in Memphis, Tennessee, to celebrate 25 years of breaking walls between races and denominations to grow and serve together. PCCNA will commemorate the "Memphis Miracle" which founded the organization on the first night of the three-day “Breakthrough Conference.” The service on March 19,...
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True Heroes

M25 is gearing up for their 14th year to serve our veterans; the true heroes of the USA. We will serve those who feel overlooked and neglected many times. As crazy as it may seem, there are places in this country that our soldiers and veterans are still mocked, called names, and jeered because of...
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Justice: Russell Board

WHY DO WE VALUE JUSTICE? Simple. Because God values justice. From Genesis to Revelation, the Scriptures bear continual witness to God’s concern for justice. God declares that one of His purposes in choosing Abraham is so that he may teach his children and household to “do justice” (Genesis 18:19). The laws God gives to His...
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A Voice for the Unborn

On Friday, January 18, 2019, over 100 members of the IPHC family joined with the March for Life in Washington, D.C. Since 1973, it is estimated that over 60 million abortions have been performed in the United States—over 2,000 per day. Believing that "children are a heritage from the Lord" (Psalm 127:3) and that every...
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War Horse

Less than 1% of the residents on the Native American reservation are Christians. Because of this, they are classified statistically as an "unreached people group." And yet they are on American soil: soil they once owned that was taken from them with blood and lies! Today, reservations have the highest poverty rates, the highest suicide...
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My Very Personal Reason I am Pro-Life

My husband and I had been happily married for three years. Lavon had recently graduated from the University of Georgia with a chemistry degree, and he had just started his first professional job. We had two beautiful children, and we loved showing off our babies! But then I discovered I was pregnant again. We faced...
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The Foundations of God’s Justice

My wife and I lost our youngest child at age 29 in a car wreck twelve years ago. The pain we experienced was terrible beyond words and has never fully gone away, but we did not blame God. We know He is just. Please let me explain. Our understanding of the justice and fairness of...
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Our Theme for 2019: We Prayerfully Value Justice

In 2019, the IPHC turns its attention to one of the most important and challenging of our seven core values: Justice. It is important because God’s nature, our sinful experience and our treatment of others must be addressed. Thus Micah 6:8 speaks so powerfully to us: “He has shown you, O man, what is good;...
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Justice: Jeannie McClung

Key verses: Isaiah 61: 1-4 A Heart Like His Jesus said….. “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me…..”  There is great need in our world today! Almost seven years ago, I began volunteering with a new non-profit ministry, reaching out to prostituted women on the streets in Berlin, Germany’s Red-Light District. Prostitution has been...
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The IPHC Focuses on We Prayerfully Value Justice in 2019

He has shown you, O man, what is good; And what does the Lord require of you But to do justly, to love mercy, And to walk humbly with your God? – Micah 6:8 The International Pentecostal Holiness Church will focus on its 6th core value, We Prayerfully Value Justice, in 2019. General Superintendent Doug Beacham feels this is a timely...
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Is Your Church Open to All Kinds of People?

In Japan where I have served on the mission field for many years, it is helpful to remember the biblical declaration that says, “The last shall be first, and the first, last.” This is because the Japanese name order is the reverse of ours. When you are introduced to someone, your family name comes first...
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Books:

Brueggermann, Walter; God, Neighbor, Empire

Brueggermann, Walter; Prayers for a Privileged People

Brueggermann, Walter; The Prophetic Imagination

Cone, James; The Cross and the Lynching Tree

Corbett, Steve and Fikkert, Brian; When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor and Yourself

Goff, Bob; Love Does

Gordon, Wayne and Perkins, John M.; Making Neighborhoods Whole: A Handbook for Christian Community Development

Haugen, Gary; Good News about Injustice: A Witness of Courage in a Hurting World

Hendericks, Obery; The Politics of Jesus

Hill, Daniel; White Awake: An Honest Look at What it Means to be White

J. Lee Grady; 10 Lies the Church Tells Women: How the Bible Has Been Misused to Keep Women in Spiritual Bondage (Revised & Updated)

James, Carolyn Custice; Half the Church

Juster, Daniel; Due Process: A Plea for Biblical Justice Among God’s People

Keller, Timothy; Generous Justice

Kimbrough, Jr., S. T.; Radical Grace: Justice for the Poor and Marginalized Charles Wesleys Views for the Twenty-First Century

Loritts, Brian; A Cross-Shaped Gospel: Reconciling Heaven and Earth

Rice, Chris; Reconciling All Things

Rodriguez, Samuel; The Lamb’s Agenda: Why Jesus is Calling You to a Life of Righteousness and Justice

Soerens, Michael and Yang, Jenny; Welcoming the Stranger

Stearns, Richard; A Hole In Our Gospel

Wright, Christopher; God’s People in the Land: Family, Land and Property in the Old Testament

Wright, Christopher; Old Testament Ethics for the People of God

Wytsma, Ken; Pursuing Justice: The Call to Live and Die for Bigger Things

Zondervan; The Justice Bible