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By Willard Swartley

A imaginative and prescient for Peace, project, and WorshipForeword by means of Marva DawnWillard M. Swartley uniquely unifies topics of peace, challenge, and worship. He perspectives peace and undertaking, either on the middle of Jesus gospel, most well known as God's present. should you faithfully worship God, peacemaking and sharing the gospel in project are the fruit of the religion.

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This page intentionally left blank CHAPTER TWO Jesus on Peace and Violence When Jesus prayed to the one who could save him from death, he did not get that salvation; he got instead the salvation of the world. * I am a pacifist, a minority voice in the Christian tradition. The historic peace church tradition, shared by Amish, Brethren, Hutterites, Mennonites, and Quakers, has variety in beliefs, but a commitment to peace and resisting violence is common to all. Though not all individual church members choose the position of the church, participation in war is forbidden in the denominations’ teaching and practice.

Meier, The Vision of Matthew In the [Los Angeles] riots following the first Rodney King verdict, Reginald Denny was dragged from his truck and viciously beaten by a raging gang. After his painful recovery, he met face to face with his attackers, shook hands with them, and forgave them. A reporter, commenting on the scene, wrote, “It is said that Mr. ” —William Willimon and Stanley Hauerwas, Lord Teach Us: The Lord’s Prayer and the Christian Life ew Testament writings continue Jesus’ exhortation to be at peace with one another and with all people, if possible.

He rebukes Peter for identifying messiahship with oppressive power. He calls his followers to take up a cross, not a sword. He sets before his disciples the images of cross, child, and servant. So Jesus called them and said to them, “You know that among the Gentiles those whom they recognize as their rulers lord it over them, and their great ones are tyrants over them. But it is not so among you; but whoever wishes to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wishes to be first among you must be slave of all.

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