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Why Jesus Hates Religion: Part 9 – Division in the Body

Finding the Sacred Everywhere Can you meet God anywhere? Even in an uncomfortable setting - perhaps something different from what you grew up with? Or, when visiting another church fellowship, are you so distracted and annoyed by the furniture, the different worship style, the theological differences on small, non-central issues, the way people dress, or … Continue reading Why Jesus Hates Religion: Part 9 – Division in the Body

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Read Through the Bible – Day #44 – Mark Chapter 16

The Resurrection When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, bought spices, so that they might come and anoint Him. Very early on the first day of the week, they came to the tomb when the sun had risen. They were saying to one another, “Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance … Continue reading Read Through the Bible – Day #44 – Mark Chapter 16

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Why Jesus Hates Religion: Part 8 – Works and the Wisdom of Men Replace the Spirit

Fruit vs. Root As Christians (either reborn believers or Christians in name only), we often make the mistake of striving to replicate or copy fruit (works) rather than the seeking the root (the Holy Spirit) of those works.* We take the fruit (some good, some bad) of our forefathers - writings, ideas, theology, creeds, and church practices - the … Continue reading Why Jesus Hates Religion: Part 8 – Works and the Wisdom of Men Replace the Spirit

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Read Through the Bible – Day #43 – Mark Chapter 15

Jesus before Pilate Early in the morning the chief priests with the elders and scribes and the whole Council, immediately held a consultation; and binding Jesus, they led Him away and delivered Him to Pilate. Pilate questioned Him, “Are You the King of the Jews?” And He answered him, “It is as you say.” The chief priests began to accuse Him harshly. Then Pilate … Continue reading Read Through the Bible – Day #43 – Mark Chapter 15

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Read Through the Bible – Day #42 – Mark Chapter 14

Death Plot and Anointing Now the Passover and Unleavened Bread were two days away; and the chief priests and the scribes were seeking how to seize Him by stealth and kill Him; for they were saying, “Not during the festival, otherwise there might be a riot of the people.” While He was in Bethany at the home of Simon the … Continue reading Read Through the Bible – Day #42 – Mark Chapter 14