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The Beatitudes: The Pure in Heart

“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God” (Matthew 5:8). God cares about more than one’s actions; He cares about one’s thoughts.  John Quincy Adams remarked, “Human legislators can undertake only to prescribe the actions of man.  … Continue reading

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Eight Woes ( Matthew 23)

It had been a day of questions.  First, the Pharisees questioned Jesus about paying taxes to Caesar (Matthew 22:15-22).  Their question was not sincere, but it was designed to “entangle him in his talk” (Matthew 22:15).  Then, the Sadducees questioned him … Continue reading

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Don’t Judge

“Judge not that you be not judged” (Matthew 7:1; Luke 6:37). “He who is without sin among you, let him throw a stone at her first” (John 8:7). “There is one Lawgiver… who are you to judge another?” (James 4:12). … Continue reading

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Parables: Fruit

“Bear fruits worthy of repentance.” ~ Luke 3:8 “The ones that fell on the good ground are those who, having heard the word… keep it and bear fruit with patience.”  ~ Luke 8:15 “Every branch in Me that does not … Continue reading

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Most of My Heroes Are Gone! (Does Anyone Want to do Right Anymore?)

Shame!  Shock!  Sadness!  This is what I felt, when I heard reports on the national TV news of one of my former Bible instructors being accused, confessing, and eventually being arrested for molesting small children.  Such is sick.  This was … Continue reading

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