Tag Archives: Scribes

Jesus Takes the Offensive

So often, Jesus is seen responding to questions and attacks by the Jewish Religious leaders. In today’s stories, Jesus takes the lead by proposing His own conundrum and then by noting problems with the scribes and their lust for attention. … Continue reading

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First Things First

What the Scribe didn’t realize was that the Kingdom of God is found in the person of Jesus Christ. Not in repeating His teachings. Not in agreeing with His teachings, but in the person of Jesus Christ. You may go to church, read your Bible daily, do good deeds, and if you were to come before Jesus and asked about the kingdom of God He would say that you aren’t far from it. The kingdom of God is found in the person of Jesus Christ and you enter into that Kingdom when you place your life in His hands. Continue reading

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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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Do Our Traditions Replace The Word of God? and Need Prayer?

You’ll notice if you listen to the video, that I’m asking you to let me pray for you. The video gives a better explanation of how I want to do that, but the simple fact is that I want to … Continue reading

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Who’s Your Family? – Mark 3:20-35

The picture above is from my family reunion at my mom’s 90th birthday. Family is important to me, but as important as my family is to me, following God’s will is the most important thing in my life. I’ve been … Continue reading

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March 29 – Taking Care of the Heavy Stuff

Matthew 23:13-39; Numbers 23:27-24:25; Song of Solomon 5:2-6:3 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faith. These … Continue reading

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January 20 – About That Company You Keep

Luke 15; Genesis 27:1-45; Psalm 20 “Then all the tax collectors and the sinners drew near to Him to hear Him. And the Pharisees and scribes complained, saying, ‘This Man receives sinners and eats with them.’” (Luke 15:1-2 NKJV) Wisdom … Continue reading

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April 10 – Be a Neighbor…But Wait! There’s More!

1 Samuel 15-16 Luke 10:25-42 “But the man, wanting to show the importance of his question, said to Jesus, ‘And who is my neighbor?’” (Luke 10:29 NCV) You would have thought that the Pharisees had learned this truth early on … Continue reading

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February 22 – Being a Force of Good In an Evil World

Numbers 3-4 Mark 3:20-35 “But the teachers of the law from Jerusalem were saying, ‘Beelzebul is living inside him! He uses power from the ruler of demons to force demons out of people.’” (Mark 3:22) Pure goodness is so contrary … Continue reading

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