By Raymond J. Bakke
"As we glance on the world-class towns round our planet, we are facing 5 new city realities: a crack cocaine epidemic, attack guns, immense numbers of homeless teenagers, HIV/AIDS and (in the united states) what Time journal has referred to as `the browning of America.' the wishes of the city inhabitants are more than ever. . . . As our towns swell with immigrants, i am reminded that Jesus used to be born in a borrowed barn in Asia and have become an African refugee in Egypt, so the Christmas tale is ready a world migrant. moreover, a complete village jam-packed with child boys died for Jesus sooner than he had the chance to die for them at the move. absolutely this Jesus knows the soreness of kids who die for the sins of adults in our cities." How does God see the town? What does Scripture need to say approximately city ministry? those are the questions Ray Bakke has systematically addressed, starting with Genesis and carrying on with via to Revelation. here's a biblical theology that would continuously shock and problem as you get a glimpse of the way significant God's view of town particularly is.
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Then again, read the newspaper, as I did today, and find yet another article about illegal immigrants and migrants crossing borders and wending their way into the cities on all six continents. Now read Psalm 107:1-9. Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever. Let the redeemed of the LORD say thisthose he redeemed from the hand of the foe, those he gathered from the lands, from east and west, from north and south. ZION SONGS &: URBAN POETS - 73 Some wandered in desert wastelands, finding no way to a city where they could settle.
The old priest responds, eyes glazed over with nostalgia, 'In the days of Moses, when the memory of Exodus was fresh and God was feeding us every day. ' " Gordis comments, "In the Divine Library (Holy Scripture) there is a body of literature that looks backward to the great acts of God in the past. " As our narrator continues down the streets of Old Jerusalem, he meets an old sage, the Hebrew wise man and poet. " The old poet's eyes glaze over with nostalgia, he throws his hands up in the air and cries out, "Enjoy!
God still moves in mysterious ways his wonders to perform. " - :: I I' THE INDIVIDUAL