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Jesus Turns the Tables On His Attackers

Today we look at two encounters with religious leaders. First, Pharisees and Herodians unite to try to take Jesus down, then, when they fail, the Sadducees do their thing and fail. They couldn’t get the best of Jesus in a … Continue reading

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Anger Cleaning at the Temple

At this point in time, the corruption of those buying and selling in the Temple was so great that it had become a house to prey instead of a house to pray, and those doing the preying were the ones buying and selling – most likely buying the animals from people who brought their own to sacrifice because it wasn’t good enough, and then selling another animal back to them at inflated prices. Continue reading

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August 28 – So What if Jesus Came From the Wrong Side of the Tracks?

John 7:25-52; 1 Chronicles 29; Zechariah 13 “ Nicodemus (he who came to Jesus by night, being one of them) said to them, “Does our law judge a man before it hears him and knows what he is doing?” They … Continue reading

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July 10 – Taunting Jesus

Mark 15:21-47; 1 Kings 11; Hosea 13 Trash talking is apparently an art. Google it and you will find lists of the best trash talk lines of all time. It’s the pre-game/fight warmup designed to get an edge on your … Continue reading

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July 9 – Pardon Me

Mark 15:1-20; 1 Kings 10; Hosea 11:12-12:14 One of the “perks” of being president is the ability to issue pardons to people convicted of crimes, or, even, those who MAY have committed a crime. President Ford pardoned former President Nixon … Continue reading

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July 8 – Got Any Identification?

Mark 14:32-72; 1 Kings 9; Hosea 11:1-11 As Debit cards first came into use, they were called “check cards.” Bob Dole made fun of his 1996 election loss as he recounted his return to Russell, Kansas – the place where … Continue reading

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July 2 – “Taking the Fifth”

Mark 11:15-33; 1 Kings 2; Hosea 5:5-15 Jesus has the knack for putting us on the spot. As He was teaching and cleaning out the Temple during His last week before the Crucifixion, the Chief Priests and scribes demanded that … Continue reading

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