All who are led by God’s Spirit are God’s sons and daughters. 15 You didn’t receive a spirit of slavery to lead you back again into fear, but you received a Spirit that shows you are adopted as his children. With this Spirit, we cry, “ Abba, Father. ” 16 The same Spirit agrees with our spirit, that we are God’s children. 17 But if we are children, we are also heirs. We are God’s heirs and fellow heirs with Christ, if we really suffer with him so that we can also be glorified with him.
The resource tells how individuals and congregations have answered the call for justice in their communities and the world. More than a study of social justice issues in our society, this resource will enable congregations to learn how to engage in social justice ministries in the name of Christ. Social justice issues related to race, childhood, aging, women, substance abuse, violence in media, and public health policy are discussed in this volume. No political agenda is advanced; rather, participants are invited to see how they can be engaged in doing justice-in a spirit of humility and compassion.For another group study offered by Cokesbury, go to www.livingthegoodlifetogether.com.