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About the QuarterThe study this quarter focuses on justice as presented in the New Testament. Justice is portrayed as a primary characteristic of God’s nature. Human beings are called to emulate God’s justice towards one another.
Unit I, “God Is Just and Merciful,” has four sessions that remind us that human interpretations of the Law must not conflict with mercy and justice as acted out in our daily lives. The sessions from Matthew look at conflicts between Jesus and the Pharisees on questions of mercy and justice. The session from Luke looks at how God dispenses justice and mercy.
Unit II, “Jesus Calls for Justice and Mercy,” has five sessions that explore Jesus’ teachings on God’s justice in Matthew and Luke. Included is Jesus’ demand for leaders to practice justice as well as to understand the universality of God’s justice and mercy.
Unit III, “Paul Teaches about New Life in Christ,” has four sessions that offer Paul’s teachings about just and merciful behaviors. Those who live the new life in Christ are called to imitate God’s just and merciful nature through their actions towards others, including their enemies.
UNIT I • God Is Just and Merciful
June 3 Session 1 Justice and Sabbath Laws (Matthew 12:1-14)June 10 Session 2 Parables of God’s Just Kingdom (Matthew 13:24-43)June 17 Session 3 Jesus Teaches about Authenticity (Matthew 15:1-9)June 24 Session 4 Reaping God’s Justice (Luke 16:19-31)
UNIT II • Jesus Calls for Justice and Mercy
July 1 Session 5 Parable of the Unforgiving Servant (Matthew 18:21-35) July 8 Session 6 Jesus Criticizes Unjust Leaders (Matthew 23:1-4, 23-26)July 15 Session 7 The Widow and the Unjust Judge (Luke 18:1-8)July 22 Session 8 Entering God’s Kingdom (Luke 13:22-30)July 29 Session 9 Parable of the Great Dinner (Luke 14:15-24)
UNIT III • Paul Teaches about New Life in Christ
August 5 Session 10 God’s Justice (Romans 2:1-16)August 12 Session 11 Generous Giving (2 Corinthians 8:7-15)August 19 Session 12 Loving and Just Behavior (Romans 12:9-21)August 26 Session 13 New Clothes for New People (Colossians 3:5-17)
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