Lesson 4: September 25, 2016
God’s Endless Covenant: Isaiah 61
In an age of broken promises, what meaning or relevance does God’s promise hold?
In bringing the relevance of God’s promise to bear on our world today teachers can create a safe space for participants to discuss the inevitable injury that results anytime we break our promises. This is true on a personal level, but also on a societal level. As a country, what are some of the broken promises that move people to stand up and cry, “Black Lives Matter”? How does faith in God’s everlasting covenant inform our response?
You can find a wide variety of perspectives on racial tensions in America through browsing the Internet, but here are a few sites that might further inform your reflection on what it means to say, “Black Lives Matter.” (These articles are suggested solely for purposes of dialogue and are not intended to suggest the official view or particular theological stance of CUS or its constituents.)
- Sojourners: White Tulsa Police Officer Fatally Shoots Unarmed Black Man
- Black Lives Matter
- The Huffington Post
- Religion and Ethics News Weekly
Fall 2016 Theme: The Sovereignty of God
Lesson 4, Unifying Principle: People make agreements, which they desire to last, but are too often broken causing stress and dismay. Can anyone make an agreement that will not be broken? In Isaiah God promises an everlasting covenant, which can never be broken.
Posted on: September 21, 2016, by : Tammy Wiens