The Gospel and the Pursuit of Justice in Your City

Jamaal Williams, Timothy Paul Jones, & Jarvis J. Williams

April 21, 2023

Recent images and reports of the shootings and killings of black bodies in the United States have once again riveted the souls of many. In many black and brown communities, and in the diverse ethnic communities that stand with them, the shootings and deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd confirm the lines in a popular 1980s song, “That’s just the way it is. Some things will never change.”

As pastors of the same multi-ethnic congregation in Louisville, Kentucky, we long for our fellow pastors and fellow brothers and sisters in our city to remember the hope of the gospel during this time of suffering and sorrow, for the good news of Jesus Christ is still the power of God unto salvation for everyone who believes (Rom. 1:16). This gospel is centered on Jesus’s death for sinners and his physical resurrection from the dead (1 Cor. 15). This gospel explains that God through Christ will justify sinners by faith, reconcile them to himself, and deliver them from his future wrath (Rom. 5:6–10). This gospel also explains that Jesus died to reconcile sinners to God and to each other into one new humanity (Eph. 2:11–22).

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