The following blog post contains notes and application questions from our April 29, 2018 message, Dignity of Responsibility.
Do you remember when you were first given the dignity of responsibility? Gary Haugen—founder and CEO of International Justice Mission (IJM)—teaches us how we have all been given the dignity of responsibility from God, as we do His work in His world. God has us in an utterly unique moment in history, fighting against the most iconic evil in the human story: slavery.
While slavery is more vast than ever before, it’s also more stoppable than ever before.
There is a vaccine to slavery: effective law enforcement and excellent service for survivors.
200-years ago, within a single generation, God—through the local church and leaders like William Wilberforce—ended the most prosperous slave economies at that point in human history.
**Do you remember the first time you were given the dignity of responsibility? How did it make you feel?
It’s been said that the only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. What are you currently doing to fight the horrific evils of slavery?
Could God be giving you the dignity of responsibility to end slavery?