John Klassen, Ph.D. (Professor Emeritus of History at TWU) spoke on the passages in Matthew which show how the kingdom of heaven is associated with agricultural growth and sharing the earth’s bounty. The 2016 book Progress: Ten Reasons to Look Forward to the Future by Johan Norberg includes many examples of social and technological advancements in the 19th & 20th Centuries which have contributed to the relief of much human suffering and greatly increased average life expectancy. In the same way that Mary’s Magnificat used the past tense to anticipate the blessings of God’s presence with us, can we celebrate the material progress of the past 200 years and look forward to a bright future? [KH]

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Passage: Matthew texts; 1 Thessalonians 5:1-2

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Speaker: John Klassen

Worship Leader: Paul Thiessen

Song Leader: Curtis Funk

Pianist: Curtis Funk

Usher: Henry Neufeld

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