Infusion Bible eStudies are downloadable small group studies that can be read online, printed, or emailed. Each study includes a leader guide and a study guide and is suitable for a one-hour group Bible study.
Listen...to the words of the Scripture, and in them discover God's message for you today.
Look...at a brief verbal snapshot from the scrapbook of contemporary life and discover its connection both to you and to the Scripture passage.
Live...inside the Scripture to discover its context and message; then allow the Scripture to come alive in you and cause you to live out your faith in new and more-effective ways.
Read an excerpt from this study below.
Smoking is not permitted on commercial flights today, but it used to be. Airlines used to accommodate nonsmokers by designating blocks of seating as nonsmoking sections. It happened on one flight that a man seated in one of these sections lit up a cigar. A salesman leaned across the aisle and said, “I’m sorry, sir; but this is a no-smoking section. You can’t smoke there.”
The smoker looked straight ahead, ignoring the salesman; so the salesman appealed to the flight attendant. She spoke to the smoker, saying, “I’m sorry, sir; but you can’t smoke here. There are some empty seats in the back. You can smoke there.”
The man ignored her, too; so the attendant, in exasperation, went about her duties. Later, while beverages were being distributed, the plane hit some turbulent air just as the attendant got to the smoker. She stumbled, spilling an entire tray of beverages into his lap. At which point he said, “Don’t tell me there is no justice. I have proof!”
When people “get what’s coming to them,” whether it be punishment for wrongdoing or reward for good behavior, we usually consider that justice. The Bible, however, means something quite different from just desserts when it speaks of justice. In this lesson we will learn about God’s vision of justice and consider how we might employ our understanding of it in God’s service.