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Reading John to see Jesus

John 8:38–48 In Matthew 18:16 it is written, “take one or two others with you and go back again, so that everything you say may be confirmed by two or three witnesses.” When we say something, we ask the other … Continue reading

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Do as you would be done by

Matthew 7:9–23 Jesus in today’s verses gives us the Golden Rule for life, and reminds us of the consequences if we disobey the rule. Jesus did not actually invent the golden rule. In Matthew he is summarizing the Old Testament, … Continue reading

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Blessed are they who are persecuted

Matthew 5:1–12 Today is International Day or Prayer for the persecuted church, so I want to skip ahead in our Scripture to verse 11. We are, as you know, working our way through the beatitudes, that series of sayings by … Continue reading

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Forgive and forget

Matthew 6:25 – 7:5 The first law of spiritual success is to worship. Be a worshipper before everything else. The second law of spiritual success is to give thanks. Maintain at all times an attitude of gratitude. The third law … Continue reading

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The party revolution of Jesus

Matthew 13:24–35 We already talked a few weeks ago about new metaphors for Jesus’ message. Today let’s consider some more. Rachel and Ruth were talking after work. It was 3am and it had been a long hard shift for the … Continue reading

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New words for an old story

Romans 5:1–11 All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances; (William Shakespeare, As You Like It) We love and respect William Shakespeare, or whatever her name was, for … Continue reading

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To follow Jesus you must let go

Matthew 6:19–34 Are you like a monkey? I don’t mean that you look like a monkey. But do you act like a monkey? Do you live life like a monkey. Are you trapped by your own greed in a lifestyle … Continue reading

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