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"Let Justice Roll Down"
Date:Sunday, February 3, 2013 - 11:00am
Sermon Title:"Let Justice Roll Down"
Amos 5:14-15, 18-24
Seek good and not evil,
that you may live;
and so that Yahweh God Omnipotent may truly be with you,
as you have been claiming.
Hate evil and love good;
and maintain justice at the city gate;
it may be that Yahweh God Omnipotent
will be gracious to the remnant of Joseph.
You who wish for the Day of Yahweh to come--
Why do you want it?
What will the Day of Yahweh mean to you?
It will be a day of darkness, not light!
It will be like running from a lion
only to meet a bear,
or like getting home safe at last
only to get bitten by a snake hiding in the corner!
Rest assured, the Day of Yahweh will be darkness, not light.
It will all be gloom, without a single ray of light.
I hate, I despise your festivals,
and I take no delight in your solemn assemblies.
Even though you offer me your burnt offerings and grain offerings,
I will not accept them;
and the offerings of well-being of your fatted animals
I will not look upon.
Take away from me the noise of your songs;
I will not listen to the melody of your harps.
Instead, let justice roll down like waters,
and righteousness like an everflowing stream.
Now before faith came, we were imprisoned and guarded under the law until faith would be revealed. Therefore the law was our guide until Christ came, so that we might be justified by faith. But now that faith has come, we are no longer subject to a guide, for in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith. As many of you as were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer enslaved or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus. And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s offspring, heirs according to the promise.
Preacher:Rev. Mary Kay Totty
We rejoice in the progress of the arc of justice, but we know that the work of justice is not yet complete.