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Know God in a Year #191 Religion Gone Bad

01/20/2021

Now Jesus turns to the people gathered around him and says, “The Scribes and Pharisees teach you what God gave to Moses, so listen; but don’t follow them–they are phonies–blind guides! They bind heavy burdens on you, but they themselves claim exemption, not lifting a finger to do what they require of you. Everything they […]

Know God in a Year #190 Breaking Chains of Blind Faith

01/19/2021

After the Sadducees and the Pharisees make their last attempts to trap Jesus, he turns to them with a question. “Whose son is the Messiah?” A  chorus of voices answer with them, “The Son of David!” It’s a well-known title of the Messiah in prophecy. Jesus asks, “Then why does David call him ‘Lord’ under […]

Know God in a Year #120 Tradition!

10/13/2020

It is the third Passover since Jesus began his ministry. The Pharisees and scribes have carefully thought out a trap for him. Knowing this, Jesus avoids them, but they seek him out asking, “Why don’t your disciples observe the traditions of the elders?” Necessary background is the traditions added to the law to “help” people […]