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Unwanted

In all transparency, today has felt somewhat like a journey into Hell. Relational/friendship stuff, unexpected tax issues (a notice from the IRS, which turned out to be fairly benign - but required my time to address), and painful remarks from a family member (who does not want me around at all right now) made a … Continue reading Unwanted

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Read Through the Bible – Day #23 – Matthew Chapter 23

Pharisaism Exposed Then Jesus spoke to the crowds and to His disciples, saying: “The scribes and the Pharisees have seated themselves in the chair of Moses; therefore all that they tell you, do and observe, but do not do according to their deeds; for they say things and do not do them. They tie up heavy burdens and lay them on men’s … Continue reading Read Through the Bible – Day #23 – Matthew Chapter 23

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Read Through the Bible – Day #22 – Matthew Chapter 22

Parable of the Marriage Feast Jesus spoke to them again in parables, saying, “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding feast for his son. And he sent out his slaves to call those who had been invited to the wedding feast, and they were unwilling to come. Again he sent out other slaves saying, ‘Tell those who … Continue reading Read Through the Bible – Day #22 – Matthew Chapter 22

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Read Through the Bible – Day #21 – Matthew Chapter 21

The Triumphal Entry When they had approached Jerusalem and had come to Bethphage, at the Mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, “Go into the village opposite you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied there and a colt with her; untie them and bring them to Me. If anyone says anything to you, you shall … Continue reading Read Through the Bible – Day #21 – Matthew Chapter 21

Read Through the Bible – Day #20 – Matthew Chapter 20

Laborers in the Vineyard “For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard. When he had agreed with the laborers for a denarius for the day, he sent them into his vineyard. And he went out about the third hour and saw others standing idle in the market place; and … Continue reading Read Through the Bible – Day #20 – Matthew Chapter 20

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Read Through the Bible – Day #19 – Matthew Chapter 19

Concerning Divorce When Jesus had finished these words, He departed from Galilee and came into the region of Judea beyond the Jordan; and large crowds followed Him, and He healed them there. Some Pharisees came to Jesus, testing Him and asking, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any reason at all?” And He answered and said, “Have you not read that He … Continue reading Read Through the Bible – Day #19 – Matthew Chapter 19