Douglass Blvd Christian Church

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Throw Open the Doors (John 20:19-31)

Having shalom be the first word uttered to the disciples in the locked room puts a name to the kind of reign God established on Easter.

Shalom foresees a world in which violence is no longer a reality, to be sure. But what's more shalom offers a vision of a world in which just systems ensure that everyone has enough—enough food, enough to care for their families—where all people, have access to the goodness of God’s blessings; in other words, a world in which the need for violence has been obviated.

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