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In Jesus’ Words: God and Money (Matthew 22:17-21)

“Tell us, what do You think.  Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar or not?”  Perceiving their malice, Jesus said, “Why are you testing Me, hypocrites?  Show Me the coin used for the tax.” So they brought Him a … Continue reading

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In Jesus’ Words: The story that explains everything (Matthew 20:1-16)

The following is one of the most important stories Jesus told in the Bible.  It explains our world.  It explains God.  It explains what Grace really is.  And it explains Heaven.  It is what differentiates the Christian faith from every other religion … Continue reading

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In Jesus’ Words: The Last will be First (Matthew 19:23-30)

In these uncertain and crazy times, we always ask “Why?”  We search for truth and meaning, and at the same time question why are things so unfair.  We only have to turn on the news for a few seconds to make … Continue reading

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In Jesus’ Words: Lest we offend… (Matthew 17:24-26)

We are a generation that is offended by almost everything.  Somewhere along the way we have decided that we deserve to be right above all else. But when Jesus addressed his disciples regarding the decision of paying the temple tax, he said, “Let … Continue reading

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In Jesus’ Words: The parable of the good crop (Matthew 12:48-13:9)

There are 7 billion people in the world.  350 million live in the United States of America. America has 5% of the world’s population, yet consumes 40% of the world’s resources. One billion people in the world do not have access … Continue reading

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In Jesus’ Words: How to give and pray in secret (Matthew 6:1-8)

  It’s been an incredibly hard week.  I’m sure we’ve all had a week or two like this… It starts out normal, with the usual routines and the usual hello’s, and the promise of making plans – a party to attend, a get-together … Continue reading

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The Response

It has been heartbreaking to watch the news this last week, with riots and looting and angry words being thrown back and forth.  But what I noticed most on the faces of the people I saw on television was a look of … Continue reading

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