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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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January 26 – Leaders

Luke 19:28-48; Genesis 34; Psalm 26 I’m always annoyed by those purveyors of the gospel who forget that the job of a pastor, or any leader, is to help people develop their relationship with God. When they share the gospel, … 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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July 2 – Overturning Tables

Mark 11:15-33; 1 Kings 2; Hosea 5:5-15 I recently walked through a Christian bookstore and was amazed at how many different things you can buy there. It wasn’t completely a “happy” amazement. To put it bluntly, there is a lot … Continue reading

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