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Lord of the Sabbath

Mark 2:23-28 Parallel Texts: Matthew 8:1-8; Luke 6:1-5 Mark has shifted the scene to the countryside. Jesus and the disciples, and apparently some Pharisees, are walking through grain fields on the Sabbath. They are hungry and the disciples pluck a … Continue reading

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Being Religious, Fasting and the attitude of Jesus

Now John’s disciples and the Pharisees were fasting. Some people came and asked Jesus, “How is it that John’s disciples and the disciples of the Pharisees are fasting, but yours are not?” Jesus answered, “How can the guests of the bridegroom fast … Continue reading

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Jesus, the Spirit and Religion

Yesterday, I wrapped up my post with a question: What part of following Jesus Christ, or if you prefer, following the leading of the Holy Spirit, can be confined to a man-made religion? I mentioned that I’d be interested to … Continue reading

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Religion: Back to the Basics

If a comparison is to be made between following Jesus Christ and Religion, the first logical step is to define the terms, and thus we go back to the basics. To follow Jesus Christ is to have a relationship with … Continue reading

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TLP Living: 1/13/20

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TLP Inspiration: 1/13/20

  Poor in Spirit The first Beatitude speaks of those who are “poor in spirit”. Much has been made about the difference between Matthew’s language and that of Luke in Luke 6:20, for Luke merely says “the poor”. Does Matthew … Continue reading

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“My” Relationship… “Our” Relationship

For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. Romans 12:4-5 Each … Continue reading

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