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We can always fight injustice without Jesus…

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But we’ll never win.”  York Moore addressing a room of city leaders and ministry directors challenged us to consider a collaborative approach to social justice needs in our own community.  Of course we can do good in our community in isolation.  Each interest group can bring its best shot to resolving troubling conditions like sex trafficking.  But two problems could block our approach.  If the church simply tries to use its spiritual tooling to address the needs on our own, it will find aspects of the problem that mere spiritual causes don’t account for.  Legal solutions need to be found.  The educational community needs to be engaged.  Law enforcement must lend a fair and strong hand of leadership.  But to assume that secular approaches in sum will bring justice in total is shortsighted.  There is a spiritual root to the demand for people as sexual commodities.

Check out the website for Price of Life Omaha at this link:

http://priceoflifeomaha.com/

York Moore is here in Omaha this week meeting with groups concerned about human trafficking.  The aim is to help firm up the collaboration of groups sponsoring and helping pull off Price of Life.  If you’re curious about who Price of Life is attempting to team up with here are a couple of lists you’ll want to see.  Look for them on our forthcoming collaboration page on the Price of Life website:

Collaborative Affiliates. 

These are groups who’ve helped with the effort to create awareness about trafficking and help ready people in our community for the September campaign.  It’s not an exhaustive list at this point – rather a representation of organizations that have been helpful in the POL effort so far:

  • Lutheran Family Services
  • Nebraska Family Alliance
  • Project Harmony
  • New Hope Life Center for Women
  • She is Loved  (Strip Church Omaha)
  • International Justice Mission

Sponsors.

These are the groups actively teaming up to bring Price of Life to the Omaha metro in September.  Christ Community and InterVarsity are taking the lead.  Others are joining in as we are firming up events that going to happen during the campaign.  Keep an eye on the webpage for the complete list of events including the culminating concert event on Sept 6th at the Sokol arena at Creighton University.  These are the groups currently sponsoring and hosting Price of Life events:

  • Christ Community Church
  • Inter Varsity Christian Fellowship
  • 8:08 College Community
  • Salem Baptist Church
  • Brookside Church
  • West Hills Presbyterian Church
  • 402 Arts Collective
  • Heartland House of Prayer
  • Embrace the Heartland
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center Grand Rounds Lecture

Stay informed via the blog – more groups will be added as sponsored events are firmed up.  If you or your group are curious about sponsoring an event, contact Price of Life Director:

Tim Perry

timp@cccomaha.org

off: 402.938.1505

cell: 402.709.7911

Your enemy

In this clip, Lead Pastor Mark Ashton explains that your enemy is won by compassion.

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Extending Compassion

In this clip, Lead Pastor Mark Ashton asks the question, “what are you doing to extend compassion?”

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No Way!

In this clip, Lead Pastor Mark discusses those that we think are in the “no way” category and how Jesus can reach them.

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For more information about Christ Community Church, visit the website at cccomaha.org. You can also watch the service online at cccomaha.tv.

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Dramatic Change

In this clip, Lead Pastor Mark explains that Jesus makes dramatic life change possible.

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Between a dream and a nightmare.

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Social Justice can be thought of as a vision of the world where all broken things are put right.  In a word, social justice can be summed up in an ancient Jewish longing called Shalom.  Shalom is what people experience when all things are put back in place – made right once again.  Relationships reconciled.  Hurts healed.  Peace instead of tension.  When you look at our world today, you have to strain pretty hard to find shalom in large quantities.  There’s a veritable famine of longing for real shalom in the broken world we live in.

Come meet Price of Life founder York Moore – Town Hall Vision Cast:  Monday, June 16 at 7:00pm  Salem Baptist Church

If you’re not convinced that the greatest  longing of our world today is for shalom-bearing, social justice, it might mean you’ve not been watching much news lately.  It might mean you keep company with very few hurting people.  Yet it could mean you’re so convinced of it you’re actually numb to it!

So how do we snap out of the fog?  What does it take to create a critical mass of shalom-hungry people who’ll  no longer tolerate injustice?   Price of Life is a social justice campaign –  a push to shed light on our world’s glaring lack of shalom.  A drive to see justice done in the face of our community’s struggle with sexual brokenness.    Author and Social Justice activist York Moore puts it this way:

“We see the nightmare of our world in the oppression of the weak and marginalized, in the exploitation of natural resources, in crippling diseases and poverty.  It lives in brothels where young girls are a commodity, in the brick kilns where children waste away  and in the lost hope of child soldiers.  The world we live in is caught between two worlds.  A dream and a nightmare.”

-Making All Thinks New:  God’s Dream for Global Justice

http://tellthestory.net/

Price of Life is an opportunity to discover others on the path of bringing shalom to our community.  During the week following Labor Day you’ll be invited to participate in a wide variety events that will create awareness and help people engage the needs right here in the Omaha metro.  In preparation for September, you are invited to come meet York Moore next week.   York is a champion of shalom-bearing justice.  He’s the architect of social justice invitational events known as Price of Life.

Come get a taste of York’s vision and passion.  Find out how you can get involved in Price of Life.   For more info on York, visit his website at the link above.

 

 

Acts of Faith in the Bible

In this clip, Lead Pastor Mark shares numerous examples of people in the Bible who acted on faith.

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God behind the scenes

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In this clip, Lead Pastor Mark discusses what faith in Jesus means for our lives.

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For more information about Christ Community Church, visit the website at cccomaha.org. You can also watch the service online at cccomaha.tv.

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Faith

In this clip, Lead Pastor Mark discusses the definition of faith.

To watch the entire message visit vimeo.com/97064540

For more information about Christ Community Church, visit the website at cccomaha.org. You can also watch the service online at cccomaha.tv.

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