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Carol Bechtel

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Sabbath and Celebration

Read: Matthew 12:1-8 At that time Jesus went through the grainfields on the sabbath; his disciples were hungry and they began to pluck heads of grain and to eat. Matthew 12:1 It has to be said. Many people have negative…
Western Theological Seminary
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Sabbath and Hospitality

Read: Deuteronomy 5:12-15 But the seventh day is a sabbath to the LORD your God; you shall not do any work—you, or your son or your daughter, or your male or female slave, or your ox or you donkey, or…
Western Theological Seminary
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Sabbath and Creation

Read: Genesis 2:1-3 So God blessed the seventh day and hallowed it, because on it God rested from all the work that he had done in creation. Genesis 2:3 “It’s not all about you.” This caustic comeback has become something…
Western Theological Seminary
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Sabbath and Slavery

Read: Exodus 31:12-18 The LORD said to Moses: You yourself are to speak to the Israelites: You shall keep my sabbaths, for this is a sign between me and you throughout your generations, given in order that you may know…
Western Theological Seminary
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Sabbath & Sunday

Read: Luke 4:16-22 When came to Nazareth… he went to the synagogue on the Sabbath day, as was his custom. When I was a teenager, I remember my grandmother saying to me, “Carol, pretty soon you’re going to have to…
Western Theological Seminary