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Matthew 10: 34-42 Conflict, Wages and Hospitality for the Followers of Jesus

Matthew 10: 34-42 Parallels Luke 22: 36; Luke 14: 25-27; 17:33; Luke 10: 16; Mark 9: 41 34 “Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth; I have not come to bring peace, but a … Continue reading

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Matthew 10: 24-33 Hope in the Midst of Resistance

Matthew 10: 24-34 Parallels Mark 13: 9-13; Luke 21: 12-19, Luke 12: 2-9 24 “A disciple is not above the teacher, nor a slave above the master; 25 it is enough for the disciple to be like the teacher, and … Continue reading

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Psalm 26- A Liturgy for the Falsely Accused

Psalm 26 <Of David.>  1 Vindicate me, O LORD, for I have walked in my integrity, and I have trusted in the LORD without wavering.  2 Prove me, O LORD, and try me; test my heart and mind.  3 For … Continue reading

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The Place of Authority 2-2: Rome’s Christian Problem

Anti-Christian Graffito from the Paedagogium, part of the Imperial Palace on the Palatine Hill, Rome On the 18th and 19th of July of 64 CE the city of Rome burned, and of the fourteen districts only four remained relatively untouched. … Continue reading

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