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Author Adam L. Gustine leads CovEnterprises, a social enterprise initiative of Love Mercy, Do Justice, for the Evangelical Covenant Church. He has a Doctor of Ministry degree from Missio Seminary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Author Adam L. Gustine leads CovEnterprises, a social enterprise initiative of Love Mercy, Do Justice, for the Evangelical Covenant Church. He has a Doctor of Ministry degree from Missio Seminary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Jesus is not, nor has he ever been, primarily interested in getting people saved. Salvation is but a first step, a means to a desired end. What was Jesus interested in? Discipleship. A thoughtful reading of the great commission reveals that Jesus is interested in creating a people who follow his teachings, not simply a group of people who individually accept Christ. He intends for the gospel to be lived.

In his new book, Becoming a Just Church, Adam L. Gustine is calling us to live as the people of God by extending justice and life into the world. In the kingdom of God, justice is not about retribution, it’s about righteousness – and Jesus tells us what righteousness looks like. It is about setting the world aright. It is about replacing hatred with love, discord with peace, and greed with generosity. It is about welcoming the other, ministering to the poor, and bringing relief to the oppressed. A disciple of Jesus desires the well-being of everyone, regardless of their social, political, religious, ethnic, or economic status. In summary, we are to treat others the same way we would want to be treated, regardless of who they are.

Author: Adam Gustine
Author: Adam Gustine

Becoming a Just Church is a powerful reminder that Jesus wants his people to live prophetically and proleptically. We are called to live in anticipation of the Kingdom, not only by resisting unrighteousness, but by also joyfully creating righteousness. We are subversive. We are hopeful. We are agents of peace and grace.

We are disciples of Jesus.

Darrel Holcombe, Owner
Sanctuary Christian Books and Gifts
Colonial Promenade, Alabaster

205-663-2370

 

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