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Restorative revolution: Bible studies

Six Bible studies to encourage reflection on the church’s power to shape a fairer world

2023

Cover illustration of the Restorative Revolution bible studies
An illustration of a mixed group of people wlkaing from a broken down area towards a fertile looking village

From: Restorative revolution

A movement of the church to transform wealth, power and communities for a flourishing world

Six short Bible studies based on Tearfund’s paper Restorative revolution: A movement of the church to transform wealth, power and communities for a flourishing world. 

Each study has been written by a Young Theologian from a different continent and is based on a different chapter of the report. These studies are designed to help your church engage with key challenges of the 21st century, reflect on its collective power to shape a fairer world, and respond to the invitation to join in with God’s work of restoration. 

The Bible studies are: 

  • Restorative revolution: Why now? (Esther 4:14)
  • Where are we? (Jeremiah 29:4-11)
  • Why are we here? (Genesis 3:17-19)
  • Where should we go? (Colossians 1:16-20)
  • How do we get there? (Micah 6:6-8)
  • What does a restorative economy look like? (Isaiah 65:17-24) 
 

Hope amidst adversity

Today, there are two choices: one, that we fold our hands, watch all that is happening, give up and keep waiting for God’s deliverance. However, like the Israelites in exile, there is an alternative option: we can choose to be present and active in current affairs. We are not to let go of what the Lord has given us: we must respond to the issues facing us. We must work, putting our hands and minds to action, and trusting God to bless the season and the work.

For believers today, we must stand for God’s truth and take responsibility for things as they happen around us. We must choose not to participate in corruption, oppressing the poor or unjust practices that are happening in the world, but participate in the building up of our nations and especially the kingdom of God. We are called to work, take care and be stewards of all that has been entrusted to us. We must play our part as believers in pointing creation to God’s kingdom here on earth as it is in heaven. Only then will God’s plan continue to be made manifest in the church and the current world.

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