power of peace
12/9/2018 — Dan Nygaard
Culturally peace means the absence of war
or of conflict.
Peace in the Bible is different.
Peace is about completion, soundness, and well-being.
In the Bible peace means desiring good for another person or another community.
hope leans in
12/2/2018 — Dan Nygaard
What is hope?
Culturally hope is little more than a positive, wishful sentiment.
In the Bible hope is anchored in the account of how God lived with humans,
and thereby opened a portal by which humans might live with God.
This hope empowers God's people to meet the future with confidence.