Cottage Grove Church
Biblical justice is one of most controversial topics in our nation, but it shouldn't be. It seems as though the very thing God has said is critical, Christians have relegated as political. But God has declared what He demands “Do justice, Love Mercy, Walk Humbly with your God” (Micah 6:8) Here is a collection from our church encouraging the first. If these concepts are new to you, we would encourage you to listen slowly and openly. (James 1:19) If you have any questions please reach out to our elders at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We believe that because the image of God is found in all of humanity, all nationalities, races, and ethnicities have equal worth and dignity. Each brings a unique cultural expression that glorifies God and reflects His image. We also believe that it was God’s intent to bring all people together into one family through the work of Jesus Christ. When Jesus returns, all tribes, tongues, and nations will worship God together as one unified body.
In the meantime, sin has caused a history of division between different people groups, leading to the oppression and injustice of certain races. We believe it is the call of the church to be the agents of reconciliation, embodying the very act that Jesus did in reconciling people with God and one another. Reconciliation begins with the understanding of God’s heart for unity and diversity, the admittance and repentance of the history of sinful division, and a longing for unity of all peoples to be realized on earth as it is in heaven.
We hope that these sermons, articles, and blog posts will be of help to our church and community as we seek to better understand and celebrate God's heart for racial reconciliation and racial justice as we seek to be a part of His glorious work of bringing His Kingdom on earth as it is in heaven.