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In Jesus’ Words: Do as they say, not as they do. (Matthew 23:1-36)

How many times have we heard the use of the words, “Do as I say, not as I do.”?  That expression actually came from one of Jesus’ speeches where he is talking about the Pharisees and scribes, the religious hypocrites … Continue reading

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In Jesus’ Words: Questioning our Motives (Matthew 15:1-9)

Jesus said, “These people honor Me with their lips, but their heart is far from Me. They worship Me in vain, teaching as doctrines the commands of men.” “You have revoked God’s word because of your tradition.”   It’s easier to believe … Continue reading

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In Jesus’ Words: Wheat and Weeds (Matthew 13:1-2,18-30)

Jesus could have easily been talking about the fair-weathered or pretend Christians of today when he was telling the parable of the Wheat and Weeds.  Hardly a week goes by where we do not hear the surprising and shocking news of someone who is not the person they had … Continue reading

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In Jesus’ Words: the cost of following Jesus (Matthew 8:19-33)

The cost is not what you may think.  It isn’t our behavior or attitude or morals or dress.  And it isn’t our money.  This past week I’ve listened to the news channels argue over who is right and who is wrong when it … Continue reading

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