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In Jesus’ Words: By what authority? (Matthew 21:23-27)

The average church sermon is probably only remembered for about twenty minutes after it has ended, or until we get to lunch.  But the words of Jesus have been remembered and recited for over 2000 years after he spoke them. Jesus only directly … Continue reading

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In Jesus’ Words: Children’s praise (Matthew 21:14-17)

~ Matthew 21:14-17  Children’s praise in the temple ~ The blind and the lame came to Jesus in the temple complex, and He healed them. When the chief priests and the scribes saw the wonders that He did and the … 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: Parables about Heaven and Hell (Matthew 13:31-53)

The parables Jesus told were not just moral stories on how to live – they told us about heaven and hell.  I imagine the questions people might have asked Jesus would go something like this:  If you are the Son of God from heaven, then tell us … 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 Temptation of Jesus (Matthew 4:1-11)

This is one of the most mysterious passages found in the New Testament.  It has been the focus of many questions from both skeptics and scholars.  But it is not my purpose to debate.  I am on a journey; to turn down all the … Continue reading

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In Jesus’ Words: To Fulfill All Righteousness (Matthew 1-3)

I have often said to those I meet, “Just read Jesus’ words in the New Testament and you will be amazed at what He says.” Tune out all the noise and constant bombardment of our society; disregard the rhetoric of those trying to determine if or … Continue reading

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