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Why Jesus Hates Religion: Part 4 – Missing the One Who Sanctifies

“Woe to you, blind guides, who say, ‘Whoever swears by the temple, that is nothing; but whoever swears by the gold of the temple is obligated.’ You fools and blind men! Which is more important, the gold or the temple that sanctified the gold? And, ‘Whoever swears by the altar, that is nothing, but whoever swears by the offering on it, he is obligated.’ You blind men, which is more important, … Continue reading Why Jesus Hates Religion: Part 4 – Missing the One Who Sanctifies

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Read Through the Bible – Day #39 – Mark Chapter 11

The Triumphal Entry As they approached Jerusalem, at Bethphage and Bethany, near the Mount of Olives, He sent two of His disciples, and said to them, “Go into the village opposite you, and immediately as you enter it, you will find a colt tied there, on which no one yet has ever sat; untie it and bring it here. If anyone says … Continue reading Read Through the Bible – Day #39 – Mark Chapter 11

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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 #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

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Read Through the Bible – Day #15 – Matthew Chapter 15

Tradition and Commandment Then some Pharisees and scribes came to Jesus from Jerusalem and said, “Why do Your disciples break the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their hands when they eat bread.” And He answered and said to them, “Why do you yourselves transgress the commandment of God for the sake of your tradition? For God said, … Continue reading Read Through the Bible – Day #15 – Matthew Chapter 15

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We Are the New Temple

God's glory once dwelt in the temple of Solomon. And in the temple of lesser glory that was rebuilt before Christ visited the earth. But when Christ died, the temple veil was torn in two, and God no longer accepted sacrifices in the temple. And here's something fascinating: There's a rabbinic tradition preserved in the … Continue reading We Are the New Temple