August 14, 2011: Good News with Skin On: Part 9

Scripture

1 Samuel 2:9 (NRSV)

‘He will guard the feet of his faithful ones,

   but the wicked shall be cut off in darkness;

   for not by might does one prevail.

Psalms 34:14 (NRSV)

Depart from evil, and do good;

   seek peace, and pursue it. 

Isaiah 2:4 (NRSV)

He shall judge between the nations,

   and shall arbitrate for many peoples;

they shall beat their swords into plowshares,

   and their spears into pruning-hooks;

nation shall not lift up sword against nation,

   neither shall they learn war any more

Isaiah 9:2-5 (NRSV)

The people who walked in darkness

   have seen a great light;

those who lived in a land of deep darkness—

   on them light has shined. 

You have multiplied the nation,

   you have increased its joy;

they rejoice before you

   as with joy at the harvest,

   as people exult when dividing plunder. 

For the yoke of their burden,

   and the bar across their shoulders,

   the rod of their oppressor,

   you have broken as on the day of Midian. 

For all the boots of the tramping warriors

   and all the garments rolled in blood

   shall be burned as fuel for the fire.

Isaiah 32:16-18 (NRSV)

Then justice will dwell in the wilderness,

   and righteousness abide in the fruitful field. 

The effect of righteousness will be peace,

   and the result of righteousness, quietness and trust for ever. 

My people will abide in a peaceful habitation,

   in secure dwellings, and in quiet resting-places.

Isaiah 52:7 (NRSV)

How beautiful upon the mountains

   are the feet of the messenger who announces peace,

who brings good news,

   who announces salvation,

   who says to Zion, ‘Your God reigns.’

Isaiah 65:25 (NRSV)

The wolf and the lamb shall feed together,

   the lion shall eat straw like the ox;

   but the serpent—its food shall be dust!

They shall not hurt or destroy

   on all my holy mountain, 

says the Lord.

Matthew 5:9 (NRSV)

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called the children of God.

Matthew 26:52 (NRSV)

Then Jesus said to him, ‘Put your sword back into its place; for all who take the sword will perish by the sword.

Luke 22:51 (NRSV)

But Jesus said, ‘No more of this!’ And he touched his ear and healed him.

John 14:27 (MSG)

I'm leaving you well and whole. That's my parting gift to you. Peace. I don't leave you the way you're used to being left—feeling abandoned, bereft. So don't be upset. Don't be distraught.

Colossians 1:19-20 (NRSV)

For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him God was pleased to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, by making peace through the blood of his cross.

Quote: A candle light is a protest at midnight. It is a non-comformist. It says to the darkness, “I beg to differ.” - Samuel Ryan

Setlist (iTunes links provided)

Sing, Sing, Sing

Be Thou My Vision

Call to Nonviolence/King of Wonders

Peace on Earth

Ten Thousand

Be the Change

Podcast 8/14/11