Holy Resistance: Day 10

Faithful Presence “I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” These words of Jesus are not just what he promises to us, but how we are to live faithfully in the world. Jesus doesn’t abandon those whose righteousness is lacking, he rather remains present and puts…

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Holy Resistance: Day 7

King Jesus: A Transition of Power There is a long biblical precedent for the transition of power. From David saying, “I will not lay a hand on the Lord’s anointed.” To the stories of lesser known Israelite kings like Rehoboam, and Asa ascending to the throne. Some were good kings,…

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Holy Resistance: Day 6

Sabbath as Resistance In the land of slavery the Israelites were forced to work 7 days a week, 30 days a month, 365 days a year. Through illness, through pregnancy, through exhaustion, they had become the source of financial stability to the Egyptian Pharaoh and after 400 years in slavery…

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Holy Resistance: Day 5

Peacemaking Everybody wants to be a peacekeeper, yet no one knows what it takes to make the peace.  It begins with internal identity and then moves to external emulation of our Father.  Jesus is in a downright argument with the Pharisees in John 8. He observes their lies and double…

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Holy Resistance: Day 2

Repentance Christians are commanded to turn from sin and return to the Gospel of Jesus Christ and his kingdom. There is no shortcoming of human sin when we consider the political situation in our country. Yet, for us as Christians our sin is a bit more specific. “Tear your hearts…

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