Thomas Bergen spoke from the lectionary texts on lessons in land-sharing. The story in 1 Kings 21 of Jezebel’s scapegoating of Naboth to dispossess the Jezreelite of his ancestral vineyard for King Ahab’s benefit has parallels throughout history in other covetous land grabs justified by a sense of entitlement, while elders and nobles turn a blind eye. Thomas concluded with three lessons in land sharing: accept God’s ownership of all land, accept our partiality (resist greed), and accept¬†responsibility for the consequences of our choices.¬†Will we keep silent and enjoy the benefits of the Doctrine of Discovery, or will we speak up for our indigenous neighbours? [KH]

Service Details

Passage: Psalm 32; Leviticus 25:14-17,23; 1Kings 21:1-21

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Worship Team

Speaker: Thomas Bergen

Worship Leader: Henry Neufeld

Song Leader: Andre Pekovich

Pianist: Rosemary Bell

Usher: Erika Hannan

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