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Trading Jesus

Reading: Matthew 26:14-16 For Judas and the chief priests and their company, Jesus was worth 30 silver coins.  For Satan, whatever it was disposed in his power—i.e., all the authority of the kingdoms of the world and their glory (Matthew 4:8-9; Luke 4:6-7). Jesus, however traded His life for mine. He’s already mine, not because…

Twice as much a son of hell

Reading: Matthew 23:13-28 “… You have neglected the more important matters of the law—justice, mercy and faithfulness.” Expect me to be that preachy child in the playground telling friends and classmates that they’re going to hell because they worship graven images and make hand gesticulations that are un-biblical.  I did believe as well that as…

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The Greatest Commandment

Reading: Matthew 22:34-40 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” v.36 Jesus’ answer to the Pharisee’s question was from Deuteronomy 6:5.  “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.”  That should have been sufficient—one question, one answer.  But the Lord carried on—let…