TED Theater, Soho, New York

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
New York, NY

The Event

As part of Global Goals Week, the Skoll Foundation and the United Nations Foundation are pleased to present We the Future: Accelerating Sustainable Development Solutions on September 21, 2017 at TED Theater in New York.
The Sustainable Development Goals, created in partnership with individuals around the world and adopted by world leaders at the United Nations, present a bold vision for the future: a world without poverty or hunger, in which all people have access to healthcare, education and economic opportunity, and where thriving ecosystems are protected. The 17 goals are integrated and interdependent, spanning economic, social, and environmental imperatives.
Incremental change will not manifest this new world by 2030. Such a shift requires deep, systemic change. As global leaders gather for the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly in September, this is the moment to come together to share models that are transforming the way we approach the goals and equipping local and global leaders across sectors to accelerate achievement of the SDGs.




Together with innovators from around the globe, we will showcase and discuss bold models of systemic change that have been proven and applied on a local, regional, and global scale. A curated audience of social entrepreneurs, corporate pioneers, government innovators, artistic geniuses, and others will explore how we can learn from, strengthen, and scale the approaches that are working to create a world of sustainable peace and prosperity.


Meet the

Speakers

Click on photo to read each speaker bio.

Amina

Mohammed

Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations



Astro

Teller

Captain of Moonshots, X





Catherine

Cheney

West Coast Correspondent, Devex



Chris

Anderson

Head Curator, TED



Debbie

Aung Din

Co-founder of Proximity Designs



Dolores

Dickson

Regional Executive Director, Camfed West Africa





Emmanuel

Jal

Musician, Actor, Author, Campaigner



Ernesto

Zedillo

Member of The Elders, Former President of Mexico



Georgie

Benardete

Co-Founder and CEO, Align17



Gillian

Caldwell

CEO, Global Witness





Governor Jerry

Brown

State of California



Her Majesty Queen Rania

Al Abdullah

Jordan



Jake

Wood

Co-founder and CEO, Team Rubicon



Jessica

Mack

Senior Director for Advocacy and Communications, Global Health Corps





Josh

Nesbit

CEO, Medic Mobile



Julie

Hanna

Executive Chair of the Board, Kiva



Kate Lloyd

Morgan

Producer, Shamba Chef; Co-Founder, Mediae



Kathy

Calvin

President & CEO, UN Foundation





Mary

Robinson

Member of The Elders, former President of Ireland, former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights



Maya

Chorengel

Senior Partner, Impact, The Rise Fund



Dr. Mehmood

Khan

Vice Chairman and Chief Scientific Officer, PepsiCo



Michael

Green

CEO, Social Progress Imperative







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Professor Muhammad

Yunus

Nobel Prize Laureate; Co-Founder, YSB Global Initiatives



Dr. Orode

Doherty

Country Director, Africare Nigeria



Radha

Muthiah

CEO, Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves





Rocky

Dawuni

GRAMMY Nominated Musician & Activist, Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves & Rocky Dawuni Foundation



Safeena

Husain

Founder & Executive Director, Educate Girls



Sally

Osberg

President and CEO, Skoll Foundation



Shamil

Idriss

President and CEO, Search for Common Ground



Main venue

TED Theater

Soho, New York

Address

330 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10013


Email

wtfuture@skoll.org

Due to limited space, this event is by invitation only.

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why did god allow the ark to be captured

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[99 in :99]. ( Log Out /  From the place between the two cherubim God promises to speak to Moses, as often as He shall give hi… At the same time God struck Eli dead, and his daughter in law died at childbirth. He did not heed the warning of God when he sent 2 messengers to him      i .The man of God (1 Sam 2:27-36 )       ii. We can be numb to our own talismans. Had they been worshipping the LORD the way they should have, they would have known the danger of doing what they had done here. The ark of God was taken — Which God justly and wisely permitted, to punish the Israelites for their profanation of it; that, by taking away the pretences of their foolish confidence, he might more deeply humble them, and bring them to true repentance: and that the Philistines might by this means be more effectually convinced of God’s almighty power, and of their own impotency, and of that of their gods, … The battle did not go well for the Israelites who lost four thousand men in defeat. So they did what seemed logical to them; they took the ark—the symbol of God’s presence—and carried it to the battlefield. Therefore the one that is powerful is not the Ark, but God words. The Ark of God was captured, and Eli's two sons, Hophni and Phinehas, were killed in battle. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. What the Ark of the Covenant would become is the place where God’s presence dwelt. God commands the Israelites not to make carved images (Exodus 20:4), but also commands the Israelites to carve images of cherubim on the Ark (Exodus 25). However, for kids, be ready to talk with them about what they trust in. The leaders in Israel said, “Why did God let us lose the battle Where is the Ark now? 11 Also the ark of God was captured; and the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, died. The people mourned because of the heavy blow the Lord had dealt them. 1 Samuel 4:22 "And she said, The glory is departed from Israel: for the ark of God is taken." In the New Testament God’s Spirit dwells within his people. Going back in Exodus, we know that the Ark was one of the most holy artifacts where God dwelled and talked to the high priest. The Israelites are wondering how their God could allow them to suffer this defeat, concluding that it is because they did not take the Ark of God into battle with them. There is nothing at all wrong with these physical objects, just as there was nothing wrong with the ark, but if we place our trust in these items—as if God will bless us because we “promote” our faith or we are being “faithful”—we are trusting in the wrong things. Only the high priest entered the Holy of Holies, and he would remain silent. Get our latest tips and leader helps with our free monthly e-newsletter. I generally am able to ponder a situation, viewing it from various angles, and then figure out the best course of action to take. How does Jesus shape how they live each day? Next to the ark, they placed another box that contained their gifts. ii. The Ark of the Covenant Was Lost. Those who are familiar with the stories in 1 Samuel will know that Eli is the second last judge of Israel. The result of this disobedience was the defeat of the Israel and the capture of the Ark by the Philistines. Remember in the Old Testament God’s Spirit or presence dwelt among his people. That is a great seed to plant in the minds and hearts of your preschoolers. We place our trust in attending worship, reading the Bible, praying, not using profanity, not watching certain movies, and the list goes on and on. The second emphasis of this book is on the ark of God. They knew that as long as God was with them, then God’s provision and God’s protection would also be with them as well. The book of Judges is a cycle of apostasy, oppression, repentance and deliverance. He wanted it to be carried by poles set in rings on the side of the ark (Numbers 4:15). So, I was just wondering, I heard this preacher and that got my attention. In fact, according to 1 Sam 7:3-4, the Israelites then were not following the Lord whole heartedly, when they are suffering from the consequences of their unfaithfulness, they think that by bringing the Ark of the Covenant into battle will tilt the battle in favour of them. But when we break that verse down and see how bold their trust in the ark as a talisman was, God’s judgment against them makes sense. Updated Permissions for Using The Gospel Project for Kids. He is actually a high priest, meaning that he is a descendant of Aaron. Understanding v. believing. (1 Sam 5.6-8) The Philistines repeatedly acknowledge God – ‘the ark of the God of Israel’. The ark of God was a beautiful box from the tabernacle that reminded the people that God was with them. The Ark was in the Philistines’ possession for 7 months (1Samuel 6:1). Let us learn to return to the Lord often. Holiness makes us like Jesus. Thirty thousand of their soldiers were killed. Sometimes in our daily walk with God,  do we also commit the mistakes of Eli? However they were defeated again, and the Ark was taken by the Philistines (I Sam. But the ark was not God and it did not possess power. Facts : What makes the Israelites carry the Ark To Battle ? 1 Sam 4:3 seems to suggest they think by carrying the Ark of God into battle will save them from the battle. The people mourned because of the heavy blow the Lord had dealt them. Dake’s Study Bible says that this could have been at 3, 5 or even 12 years old. Confidently, the Israelites commence fighting. Part of the Ark contained rings around it where poles would go through to move it. Still pretty abstract. They didn’t even try to hide it. This Ark of the Covenant was captured by the Philistines around the 29th year of King Saul’s reign. Here are some of the dimensions for building the ark. But if we were to look at it with a broader perspective, you can see the hand of God even in the seemingly bad events. Eli loves his children more than anything else, Whenever I think of the story of Eli, this proverbs always appear, “Open rebuke is better Than love carefully concealed.” – Solomon (Prov 27:5). Question: "Why did God send the flood when He knew sin would continue after the flood?" 1 Sam 4: 1-11- : The war between Israel and Philistines, the Ark of God was captured 1 Sam 4:12-22 : The Death of Eli and the Birth of Ichabod 1 Sam 5: The Ark of God in Ashod , Gath, Ekron, Plagues and Death followed   1 Sam 6:1-19 : The Ark Of God return to Beth Shemesh, Israelites struck dead 1 Sam 6:20 – 1 sam 7:1 : The Ark in Kirjath Jearim  (20 Years) 1 Sam 7:2-17  : Samuel judges, Israel repented, war against Philistines won. The ark didn’t have “handles” and was not to be carried by lifting it directly in one’s … Israel has been defeated in an initial battle with the Philistines, suffering the loss of about 4,000 lives (1 Samuel 4:1-2). We don’t feel convicted because we believe that we don’t do what the Israelites did—we don’t put our trust in talismans today. The Lord wants to transfer His holiness into our lives because He wants us to be a holy people. Now the Philistines and the Israelites went to war. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. Samuel. God permitted the Ark to return to Israel uncovered, on a … The LORD was not only in battle with the false gods. “Let the ark of the God of Israel be brought around to Gath.” So they brought the ark of the God of Israel there. Blind old Eli sat near the gate waiting to hear word from the battle. The capture of “the Ark” signaled a problem between God and His people. Let’s compare Genesis 6:19-20 and Genesis 7:2-3. The defeat of Israel showed that this to be wrong. This is the scene that unfolds when the remaining battered Israelite army trudged home: 3 When the troops returned to the camp, the elders of Israel asked, “Why did the Lord defeat us today before the Philistines? Why did the priesthood not defend the Ark? 2:8). In Genesis 7:2-3, why did God ask Noah to preserve both clean and unclean animals? Psalm 78:60-68 teaches that God allowed the ark to be captured by the Philistines and then stored in Jerusalem, distant from the tabernacle and altar of burnt offering, as an act of judgment against Israel. Change ). I Samuel 4–7. Eli’s sons, the priests, took the Ark of the Covenant to the Israelites’ camp. God is faithful even amidst our faithlessness. Only the High Priest was allowed inside, and ... it into battle with them in the hope that it would provide protection. Makes sense to me. Ark of God Captured 1 Samuel 4:1-22 God was not pleased with Eli. David had great intentions in trying to unify Israel with his desire to move the Ark to Jerusalem so the political capital AND the worship center would both be in the same place. They placed the ark on a new cart. The book of 1 Samuel opens with barren Hanna praying to God at Shiloh for a son in 1102 BC. Online Ministry Use of The Gospel Project for Kids [Updated 11/30/2020], “The Mission Begins”: Preschool & Kids Leader Training for Unit 28, Session 1—The Holy Spirit Came, The Holy Spirit, Pentecost, and the Empowering of the Disciples [Ep. For others, it might be an Ichthus on our cars, or even a specific Bible that we have. If we read past that verse too quickly, we may conclude that they made a little mistake or we may miss what they did wrong all together. After 7 months in the cities of the Philistines the ark was returned to Israel and stayed in Gibeon for over 70 years. Rationalize them. God also gave careful instructions that the Levites, the lines of priests, were the only ones allowed to move the ark or else death would follow. He wanted it to be carried by poles set in rings on the side of the ark (Numbers 4:15). Brian Dembowczyk is the Managing Editor and Kids Team Leader of The Gospel Project and author of "Gospel-Centered Kids Ministry" and "Cornerstones: 200 Questions and Answers to Learn Truth." 1. He hadn’t fought for them against the Philistines. The Ark represented the presence of God, and it is not God. "Let us fight like men," they said, "so that we will not become the Israelites' slaves." Saul had tried to persuade God to support him in this battle by means of sacrifices (gifts) in 1 Samuel 13:9-14. "How did it go?" Our trust is to be in a Who, not a what. I've currently got a rat and cockroach infestation problem in the parish house. Israel had fallen into apostasy and believed they could make God do their will. Since the Philistines were not supposed to have the Ark, their problems with it are described in 1 Samuel Chapter 5. We can see the how God make use of events to teach the Israelites and to call them back to him, like how a father chastise his children. Now Saul was trying to force God to act, because the sacred ark would be in danger. Ark of God Captured 1 Samuel 4:1-22 God was not pleased with Eli. As the Israelites battled the Philistines, they lost a battle quite substantially. The Ark Was Captured 1 Samuel 4–5 The people of Israel did not get along with the Philistines. Still Eli hadn’t stopped them. Lesson 1 : It Is God Who Can Save,  Not The Ark. Brian earned a D.Min. But if we dare to be transparent with our own hearts—if we dare really to press in and ask ourself the hard questions regarding the true source of our trust, we are likely to find they are there. In spite of Israel’s sins, God remains faithful to his people and judges the Philistines. God is always abundant in his mercies, and will be willing to forgive. The Israelites fought a battle against the Philistines, and the Philistines won. 8 And take the ark of the Lord and place it on the cart and put in a box at its side the figures of gold, which you are returning to him as a guilt offering. This is a critical verse to understand what follows, so let’s break it down by asking four questions to help us rightly observe what is here. We can justify them. According to the Bible, Moses had the Ark of the Covenant built to hold the Ten Commandments at the command of God. He is actually a high priest, meaning that he is a descendant of Aaron. Not only was Israel defeated, the Philistines captured the ark and killed Eli’s sons. What are their talismans? Now, was there a particular "ACT" like the straw that broke the camels back, that Israel DID! As the result, God executed his judgement on the house of Eli, when the 2 sons of Eli bore the ark into the battlefield, resulting their immediate death. Let us bring the ark of the LORD's covenant from Shiloh, so that he may go with us and save us from the hand of our enemies." But I suspect more of us struggle with the talisman of our behavior. When they met in battle 4,000 Israelites were killed. Why did God kill people who touched or looked into the Ark? The very “thing” they thought would win the battle was captured. With God’s desire to be with his people, he had to build a place for his presence to dwell amongst them. Whom did David visit on his first flight from Saul? Why had God allowed them to lose? Ebenezer: God helps. Even when the Israelites made a mistake, God did not turn away from them. He chose to stoop very low and to humble Himself very far for the sake of His wandering people in the wilderness. Once again the Israelites were badly defeated. 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