Tag Archives: Sadducees

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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Recognizing and Exercising Authority

We often have problems with authority – especially when we aren’t the authority. We don’t want people telling us what to do. We’re independent by nature. Still, when it comes to Jesus, He is the authority. His authority comes from … Continue reading

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How to Determine if a Message is #FakeGospel or #TrueGospel – 1 John 4:1-10

As I write this, we’re involved in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. Everyone is dealing with the question of who to believe and who not to believe. It’s a problem in the secular world because the only standard seems to … Continue reading

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July 21 – Don’t Find Yourself, Find God’s Desire

Psalm 29-30 Acts 23:1-15 “The next night the Lord came and stood by Paul. He said, ‘Be brave! You have told people in Jerusalem about me. You must do the same in Rome.’” (Acts 23:11 NCV) You have to give … Continue reading

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July 12 – Pagan Temples, False gods, And Idols All Around

Psalm 4-6 Acts 17:16-34 “While Paul was waiting for Silas and Timothy in Athens, he was troubled because he saw that the city was full of idols.” (Acts 17:16 NCV) As Paul wandered about Athens, he was disturbed the religious … Continue reading

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June 9 – Looking For Truth in The Only Right Place

2 Chronicles 32-33 John 18:19-40 “Pilate said, ‘So you are a king!’ Jesus answered, ‘You are the one saying I am a king. This is why I was born and came into the world: to tell people the truth. And … Continue reading

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April 29 – Heaven is Like…ah…Hmmm…Guess I’ll Trust God For That

(Published late at night because – Sunday and church obligations make it hard to write this earlier!) 1 Kings 6-7 Luke 20:27-47 “Jesus said to them, ‘On earth, people marry and are given to someone to marry. But those who will be … Continue reading

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March 10 – Through The Lens of Grace

Deuteronomy 10-12 Mark 12:1-27 “The Jewish leaders knew that the story was about them. So they wanted to find a way to arrest Jesus, but they were afraid of the people. So the leaders left him and went away.” (Mark … Continue reading

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February 17 – Just Like He Said He Would

Leviticus 21-22 Matthew 28 “The angel said to the women, “Don’t be afraid. I know that you are looking for Jesus, who has been crucified. He is not here. He has risen from the dead as he said he would. … Continue reading

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February 16 – Dead, As In Doornail Dead

Leviticus 19-20 Matthew 27:51-66 “He put Jesus’ body in a new tomb that he had cut out of a wall of rock, and he rolled a very large stone to block the entrance of the tomb. Then Joseph went away. … Continue reading

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