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    SDG 3: Good Health and well being

    Sustainable Development Goal 3 – Good Health & Wellbeing Wellbeing in God’s shalom kingdom is a restoration of all relationships   The “shalom” of God is shorthand for spiritual, social, economic and personal wellbeing. It is one of those now/not yet promises of God through Christ. The Apostle Paul knew what it meant to physically suffer, yet he encouraged followers of Jesus to “Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again—rejoice!” (Philippians 4:4) and not to “worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we…

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    SDG 2: No Hunger

    Transbiblica Monthly Reflections: 26 March 2022 Sustainable Development Goal 2 – Zero Hunger God provides nourishment to those who ask  When Jesus said, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry again. Whoever believes in me will never be thirsty” (John 6:35), it was not merely a metaphor. He promises to provide for those who would believe in Him (John 5:36). The regular provision of our collective “daily bread” (Matthew 6:11, Luke 11:3) is a promise of sustenance as part of the life in all fulness that Jesus imparts to those who follow Him (John 10:10) and remain in Him (John 15:4, Philemon 1:6).…

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    SDG 1: No Poverty

    Transbiblica Monthly Reflections: 29 January 2022 Sustainable Development Goal 1 – No Poverty ‘None in Need’ In the shalom reality of God’s kingdom no one is in need   In its earliest days the early Church manifested the fulfilment of the Old Testament ideals within the concept of shalom: “All the believers were united in heart and mind. And they felt that what they owned was not their own, so they shared everything they had… There were no needy people among them, because those who owned land or houses would sell them and bring the money to the apostles to give to those in need.” Acts 4:32,34-35. They did this because…