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The wrong good news?

 ‘You that are Israelites, listen to what I have to say: Jesus of Nazareth, a man attested to you by God with deeds of power, wonders, and signs that God did through him among you, as you yourselves know— this … Continue reading

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This life

Then the high priest took action; he and all who were with him (that is, the sect of the Sadducees), being filled with jealousy, arrested the apostles and put them in the public prison. But during the night an angel … Continue reading

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Do I know you?

‘Not everyone who says to me, “Lord, Lord,” will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father in heaven. On that day many will say to me, “Lord, Lord, did we not … Continue reading

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A man silenced, women heard

Zechariah said to the angel, ‘How will I know that this is so? For I am an old man, and my wife is getting on in years.’ The angel replied, ‘I am Gabriel. I stand in the presence of God, … Continue reading

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The invisible woman

The high priest Hilkiah said to Shaphan the secretary, ‘I have found the book of the law in the house of the Lord.’ When Hilkiah gave the book to Shaphan, he read it… Shaphan the secretary informed the king, ‘The … Continue reading

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It’s not about the money

Then Jesus said to the disciples, ‘There was a rich man who had a manager, and charges were brought to him that this man was squandering his property. So he summoned him and said to him, “What is this that … Continue reading

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Better than the Pharisees?

For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven (Matthew 5:20). I’ve always struggled with this statement of Jesus. Schooled in the evangelical view of salvation by … Continue reading

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What glory? Whose power?

For the kingdom, the power and the glory are not ours, for ever and ever, Amen. There is no Scripture reference for this, even when it’s not in my ‘reversed’ version. That’s because it isn’t in Scripture, in either Matthew’s … Continue reading

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Lord, save us!

And do not bring us to the time of trial,but rescue us from the evil one (Matthew 6:13). In my Mennonite church, we used a modern translation of the Lord’s Prayer where the first line of this verse was rendered … Continue reading

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As I… so you…

Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect (Matthew 5:48) Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful (Luke 6:36) I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also … Continue reading

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