The sacrifice that celebrates peace (Leviticus 3)

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Leviticus 3

The Hebrew word for “peace” surpasses most notions of peace today. Some think of peace as the absence of political or international conflict. Others of the absence of pain or presence of tranquility. Some think of relational harmony. The Hebrew concept of peace includes these things, but it goes further. It includes health, wealth, joy, and wholeness. But there is more. The peace that makes all other peace possible is God’s peace established between God and humans. Continue reading

We Are Better Together (Colossians 4:7-18)

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Colossians 4:7-18

Many Bible readers gloss over the end of Paul’s letters. Filled with strange names and seemingly disconnected details, you might be tempted skip over them. Yet, these letter endings give a sneak peek into the relational inner workings of the early church. Continue reading