Sabbatical Years and Jubilee Years
YHWH’s Radical Economics
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The Sabbath Year: God’s people regularly share blessings from the Lord because they belong to Him in the first place (Leviticus 25:1-7).
• Provision: God graciously allows His people to enjoy the abundance of His provisions (25:1-3).
• Stewardship: All of our possessions and provision belong to the Lord (25:4-5).
• Sharing: God instructs His people to share their blessing with one another (25:6-7).
The Jubilee Year: God’s people treat the poor and destitute with respect and compassion because at the end of the age, all God’s people will be released from bondage (Leviticus 25:8-55).
• Announcement: Every fifty years will be a year of release from bondage and restoration of property (25:8-12)
• Application: God’s people must take the initiative to release servants,forgive debts, and restore ownership of land (25:13-55).
– God’s people must be just in their business dealings and not take advantage of others because they know what they own is temporary (25:13-17).
– God’s people must rely on His provision and not their own efforts to experience God’s blessing (25:18-22).
– God’s people must be compassionate and generous with others because they are God’s stewards (25:23-38).
– God’s people must treat the poor and needy with respect and enable them to realize their hope of freedom (25:39-55).
God’s people who experience His rich blessings
must be good stewards of His resources,
sharing with and blessing others as brothers and sisters
in anticipation of our future hope of freedom.
- Monday: Deuteronomy 15:1-11
- Tuesday: Isaiah 61:1-7
- Wednesday: Isaiah 61:8-11
- Thursday: Luke 4:16-21
- Friday: Leviticus 26:1-46
Next Steps from Today’s Message
- I will think of the resources God has granted me as a stewardship, not a right.
- I will interact with others around me based on the principles of God, not capitalism.
- I will anticipate the fulfillment of final jubilee by investing well in the present.
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FSM Midweel Kickoff Fellowship Student Ministries kicks off MidWeek on Wednesday, August 16. MidWeek is a gathering for 5th-12th grade students that begins with an opening time of worship and fellowship, followed by students connecting with each other in an age/grade small group. Meets here at Fellowship, 6:30–8:30pm, in the Venue. For more information, contact Alan Greenwood.
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- Becoming a Woman Whose God is Enough | Sept 12 – Oct 31 | Facilitated by Samantha Barnes and Nicole Nabholz
- Precept Study: Acts, Part 1 | Sept 26 – Nov 14 | Facilitated by Mindy Chouinard
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