Redeemer Presbyterian Church Sermons
To examine the relationship between practicing law and Christianity, we must examine how we can re-imagine practicing law as Christians and how to re-imagine the law profession itself. To re-imagine practicing law as a Christian, we need to develop a Christian view of cultural formation. This means we need to do two things: understand how law is critical to cultural activity and carefully analyze our own idols.
The Parable of the Lost Sheep reveals that just as sheep are, by nature, unable to avoid straying from their shepherd, so humans, because of our sinful nature, are totally lost and in need of rescue by Jesus, our good shepherd. But in rescuing us from our sin, Jesus is not only showing us the power of grace to bring about individual redemption. Through his ministry, he also demonstrates the power of grace to create a new kind of community that bonds all kinds of people together, freely confesses sin, and offers healing and acceptance by the grace of Jesus Christ.