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A life worth living social righteousness


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A life worth living social righteousness

  1. 1. Holiness: A life worth living. • Belonging to God – • Becoming like God – • Representing his righteousness Goodness in character & actions.
  2. 2. Who is this?
  3. 3. 28 August 1963 Washington
  4. 4. “I have a dream! • It was a preacher’s address – powerful rhetoric • This speech was Centred on The American Dream • Modelled on biblical imagery • Character driven • rather than violence driven
  5. 5. God & His People "Come now, let us reason together," says the LORD. "Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool. Isaiah 1:18
  6. 6. What were these sins? 21 See how the faithful city has become a harlot! She once was full of justice; righteousness used to dwell in her— but now murderers! 22 Your silver has become dross, your choice wine is diluted with water. 23 Your rulers are rebels, companions of thieves; they all love bribes and chase after gifts. Isaiah 1:21-23
  7. 7. God The Judge & Defender will Act 24 Therefore the Lord, the LORD Almighty, the Mighty One of Israel, declares: "Ah, I will get relief from my foes and avenge myself on my enemies. 25 I will turn my hand against you; I will thoroughly purge away your dross and remove all your impurities. 26 I will restore your judges as in days of old, your counselors as at the beginning. Afterward you will be called the City of Righteousness, the Faithful City." 27 Zion will be redeemed with justice, her penitent ones with righteousness. Isaiah 1:24-27
  8. 8. Why is this important? By digital Artist Nikkolas Smith