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The Wounded Healer

All who desire to change the world must work from within their on-going process of growth. The strong desire to reform and restore is clearly from God, but addressing the shortcomings of others rather than oneself is not a leading … Continue reading

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Asking And Receiving

When James says “you do not have because you do not ask” (James 4:2) some claim that he means God wanted to give, would have given, but we simply forgot to ask. God was willing to bless us, but we … Continue reading

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Parables and Love

When Jesus explains to his disciples why he speaks to the crowds in parables, without deciphering their meaning, he says that it is because they have not been “granted” to understand the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven (Matthew 13:11). … Continue reading

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Oppressive Structures

They tie up heavy burdens, hard to bear, and lay them on the shoulders of others; but they themselves are unwilling to lift a finger to move them. Matthew 23:4 In Matthew 23 we hear Jesus’ criticism of the scribes … Continue reading

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Sins of the Fathers

Ezekiel preached during the years of Israel’s captivity in Babylon, and he addresses at length the complaint of some that God was being unjust because they complained that the children were suffering for the sins of their fathers. In response, … Continue reading

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This Generation

When Jesus wanted to offer a general critique, describing what he believed was wrong with the society of his day, he spoke of “this generation”. He was not referring to a particular age-group within society as we might be talk … Continue reading

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Corrupt Religion

In Luke 13:10-16 we have an account of Jesus healing a woman on the sabbath in a synagogue. Predictably, the leader of the synagogue was displeased, but he chastised the crowd rather than Jesus. But the leader of the synagogue, … Continue reading

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Jesus And Resisting Evil

You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ But I say to you, Do not resist an evildoer. But if anyone strikes you on the right cheek, turn the other also; and … Continue reading

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James On Justice

If a brother or sister is naked and lacks daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and eat your fill,” and yet you do not supply their bodily needs, what is the good … Continue reading

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Impractical Love

With the current events that are happening in our world, the injustice, conflict, hateful rhetoric which often incites harm against others, and erupting violence, the way of Jesus is truly being tested. Many will find it wanting. Those who seek … Continue reading

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