Deuteronomy 26:1-19 is the defining narrative for the Israelites. They were once wanderers. Now they have a home and food. God acted and God saved them from desolation and disappearance. Now they respond with thanks – sharing the produce of their harvests so that those who are as vulnerable as they once were can feast, too! “A Saving God” by Pastor Stan Shantz
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Luke 9:28-36 – One day Jesus climbed a mountain. And glowed in the dark. And talked with dead guys. What? Don’t be too dazzled or put off by the weirdness. The point is: pay attention. “Listen to Jesus” by Pastor Stan Shantz
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Luke 6:27-38 and Genesis 45:3-15 “It must be a God Thing” by Pastor Stan Shantz
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Jeremiah 17.5-10; Psalm 1; 1 Corinthians 15.12-20; Luke 6.17-26 Psalm 1 compares the righteous to trees planted by streams of water, soaking in the knowledge of the unconditional love of the Father. The wicked, by contrast, are empty of love. They delight in making others feel the sharp pain of their lack, and they do not even know where to go to be refilled. Let no one be in that way of wickedness. It is
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Nearly 500 years ago, European Anabaptists were persecuted because they claimed primary citizenship in God’s kingdom rather their national identity. Since then spiritual descendants of the early Anabaptists can be found all over the world. For example, Anabaptists recently celebrated 100 years of presence in Latin America and the Caribbean. There have been missionaries, large-scale migrations from North to South, and mission from newly founded churches across Latin America. Today, Latin America is experiencing a
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