Illus: Process of changing something to the standard. Changing your watch, reconcile it to the standard. Perfection. No defect or flaw. Bank account has no mistakes Apokatalla total and complete. Brings peace, harmony, unity. Change from one condition to another. Eph 2:14-16, Katallage: emphasis on exchange. Change of one party by the actions of another. Rom 5:11, 2 Cor 5 Not: diversity awareness, sensitivity, social justice. Because they don't bring shalom. tolerance is putting up, no bigotry. Inclusivity? You actually don't want to accept everything. Food, fabric, festivals. Only appreciate. Empowerment has become hospitality. We can't support the status quo, just tolerance. We also can't seize power when it's our turn. Shalom. Universal flourishing, wholeness, delight. Gen 1:31 Begins with God, instituted by Jesus, agency, holy spirit constitutes Acts 1:8, empowers. Practice, not giving up beliefs. We may have to turn to a page of scripture and say, this is where we disagree.
Jn 1:14 god moved into the neighborhood (MSG). Retold with first nations terms. There is no shame when full of gods love. Jesus became a story among us, telling stories.
Lakota Sioux in Washington Corrupt tribal government Marginalized, no voice in decisions. let go of anger, found the story to explain why evil exists. Honor elders and show respect. Land development to improve education by third generation. Pass along stories as they fit into scripture. Tell their story to others so we can get on the same page, find out where they are in gods story, learn their story Value: humility Story of people coming into grandmothers house, locking her upstairs, partying. Acknowledge how we have treated indigenous people. Say thank you.
Role of the holy spirit Spheres of ministry. Learn more in acts class in fellowship room behind you at 11:15
Hope for holy land, working with Christians, Palestinians, Jews. His family was protected by Jews, they lived as good neighbors. Grandmother: Don't seek retaliation, nor be quiet. seek peace, restoration. Came to us to learn peace, then went back, thinking he had all the answers. Came out of Pentecost, first Arabs heard the gospel Had to learn to love his enemy. More than negotiation a peace treaty, or work through differences. Has to get to your enemy, he went to Auschwitz. There is a lack of trust, hurt. Now he doesn't see the soldier as a enemy, but Christ standing with them as he stands with me. Value: lament
Sacrificial reconciliation Even giving to the poor doesn't challenge our power, position. Theexpectationsproject.com
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Get on the same pageThe Word became flesh andmade his dwelling among us. Wehave seen his glory, the glory ofthe One and Only, who camefrom the Father, full of grace andtruth. John 1:14
Get on the same pageFor day after day they seek me out; theyseem eager to know my ways, as if theywere a nation that does what is right andhas not forsaken the commands of its God.They ask me for just decisions and seemeager for God to come near them. (Isaiah 58:2)
Get on the same page“Is not this the kind of fasting I havechosen: to loose the chains ofinjustice and untie the cords of theyoke, to set the oppressed free andbreak every yoke?(Isaiah 58:6)
Get on the same pageIs it not to share your food with thehungry and to provide the poor wandererwith shelter –when you see the naked, toclothe him, and not to turn away fromyour own flesh and blood? (Isaiah 58:7)
Get on the same page Your people will rebuild the ancient ruinsand will raise up the age-oldfoundations; you will be called Repairerof Broken Walls, Restorer of Streets withDwellings. (Isaiah 58:12)