Act Justly Sermon Series | Additional Resources

A hub for additional resources and recommend readings to supplement the Act Justly: Ancient Text, Modern Justice series.

Too often, when we talk about 'justice' today, we become embroiled in political debate. But for Christians, concerns about justice are not primarily political--they are spiritual. The Hebrew word for 'justice' occurs over 400 times in the Bible, not including Jesus' and Paul's teachings in the New Testament. Join us as we explore what Scripture has to say about issues we continue to face today and, together, consider how we can act justly in our lives of faith. We hope these resources will help supplement your exploration of these topics beyond Sunday mornings.

Week One: Prejudice

Featured Scripture: John 4:1-29

Learn about your personal bias inventory here.

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Week Two: Homelessness

Featured Scripture: Isaiah 58:6-12

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What can I do?

Our Mission Team has partnered with several local organizations that are helping those experiencing homelessness and they are always looking for volunteers to assist with their vital programs.

  • On the second Sunday of every month, the Mission Team has committed to providing a meal at Union Station Homeless Services and volunteer groups are needed! Click here to view our Sign Up form.
  • Friends in Deed, operating out of Pasadena, has served the local homeless community for over 125 years. To volunteer with them, visit their website here.
  • Union Rescue Mission serves the greater L.A. area and our annual partnering events are coming up soon! Every May, URM holds a Donation Drive. Clothing and Household items are always welcome. And in June, you can join our 'SMCC Steppers' for the URM Annual 5k Run/Walk at the Rose Bowl.

Week Three: Human Trafficking

Featured Scripture: Psalm 146:5-9 & Galatians 3:28-29

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Week Four: Wealth Inequality

Featured Scripture: Luke 12:13-21

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Week Five: Creation Care

Featured Scripture: Genesis 2:15-17

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Week Six: Immigration

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