Day 30 with the Belhar

Jesus is Lord. To the one and only God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, be the honor and the glory for ever and ever. — from the Belhar Confession In your hearts sanctify Christ as Lord. Always be ready to make your defense to anyone who demands from you an accounting for the hope that is… Continue reading Day 30 with the Belhar

Day 29 with the Belhar

We believe … that, in obedience to Jesus Christ, its only head, the church is called to confess and to do all these things, even though the authorities and human laws might forbid them and punishment and suffering be the consequence. — from the Belhar Confession But Peter and the apostles answered [chief priests], “We must obey God… Continue reading Day 29 with the Belhar

Day 28 with the Belhar

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We believe … that in following Christ the church must witness against all the powerful and privileged who selfishly seek their own interests and thus control and harm others. — from the Belhar Confession God has taken his place in the divine council; in the midst of the gods he holds judgment: “How long will you judge unjustly… Continue reading Day 28 with the Belhar

Day 27 with the Belhar

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We believe … that the church as the possession of God must stand where the Lord stands, namely against injustice and with the wronged; — from the Belhar Confession You shall not render an unjust judgment; you shall not be partial to the poor or defer to the great: with justice you shall judge your neighbor.… Continue reading Day 27 with the Belhar

Day 26 with the Belhar

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We believe … that the church must therefore stand by people in any form of suffering and need, which implies, among other things, that the church must witness against and strive against any form of injustice, so that justice may roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream; — from the Belhar Confession Take away from me… Continue reading Day 26 with the Belhar

Day 25 with the Belhar

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We believe … that God wishes to teach the church to do what is good and to seek the right; — from the Belhar Confession “With what shall I come before the Lord, and bow myself before God on high? Shall I come before him with burnt offerings, with calves a year old? Will the Lord… Continue reading Day 25 with the Belhar

Day 24 with the Belhar

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We believe … that for God pure and undefiled religion is to visit the orphans and the widows in their suffering; — from the Belhar Confession Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to care for orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world. —… Continue reading Day 24 with the Belhar

Day 23 with the Belhar

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We believe … that God supports the downtrodden, protects the stranger, helps orphans and widows and blocks the path of the ungodly; — from the Belhar Confession Happy are those whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord their God, who made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is… Continue reading Day 23 with the Belhar

Day 22 with the Belhar

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We believe … that God frees the prisoner and restores sight to the blind; — from the Belhar Confession And he answered them, “Go and tell John what you have seen and heard: the blind receive their sight, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, the poor have good news… Continue reading Day 22 with the Belhar

Day 21 with the Belhar

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We believe … that God calls the church to follow him in this; for God brings justice to the oppressed and gives bread to the hungry; — from the Belhar Confession When [Jesus] came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, he went to the synagogue on the sabbath day, as was his custom.… Continue reading Day 21 with the Belhar