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Know God in a Year #186 Cracking Stone Hearts

01/19/2020

Jesus has the Pharisees’ attention, and knowing his death is a few days away, he speaks boldly, trying with everything in him to open the eyes and hearts of the leaders of his nation. This is for them. A few Pharisees were baptized by John, but for the most part, the leaders rejected that he […]

Know God in a Year #183 A Second Indictment on Greed

01/14/2020

From the fig orchard, Jesus and disciples arrive at the temple Monday morning, and find worse mayhem than when he cleaned out the greed mongers three years earlier–a veritable cattle yard. It’s Passover week and the city is filled with travelers. Sellers are bickering over the high prices of animals for sacrifice, combined with priests […]