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Matthew 15: 1-20 Piety and Righteousness Revisited

Matthew 15: 1-20 Parallel Mark 7: 1-23; Luke 11: 37-41; 6: 39 Then Pharisees and scribes came to Jesus from Jerusalem and said, 2 “Why do your disciples break the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their … Continue reading

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Matthew 11: 16-30 The Wisdom of Christ in a Foolish Generation

Matthew 11: 16-30 Parallel Luke 7: 31-35; 10: 12-15, 21-22 Highlighted words will have comments on translation 16 “But to what will I compare this generation? It is like children sitting in the marketplaces and calling to one another, 17 … Continue reading

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Matthew 9: 14-17 The Nature of Discipleship Part 2B

Matthew 9: 14-17 Parallels Mark 2: 18-22, Luke 5: 33-39 14 Then the disciples of John came to him, saying, “Why do we and the Pharisees fast often, but your disciples do not fast?” 15 And Jesus said to them, … Continue reading

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The Imperfect Church and the Kingdom of Heaven

One of the tensions in any type of interpretation of scripture that embraces a communal perspective is the distance between the church or whatever type of community of faith the individual is a part of and the vision of community … Continue reading

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Matthew 7: 1-6 Nonjudgmental Righteousness

Matthew 7: 1-6 Parallels Mark 4: 24-25; Luke 6: 37-42 1 “Do not judge, so that you may not be judged. 2 For with the judgment you make you will be judged, and the measure you give will be the … Continue reading

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Matthew 6: 19-34 Wealth, Anxiety and Righteousness

Matthew 6: 19-34 Parallel Luke 12: 33-34, Luke 11: 34-36, Luke 16: 13, Luke 12: 22-32 19 “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal; 20 but … Continue reading

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Matthew 6: 16-18 Exploring Fasting and Righteousness

Matthew 6: 16-18 16 “And whenever you fast, do not look dismal, like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces so as to show others that they are fasting. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward. 17 But … Continue reading

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Matthew 6: 5-15 Exploring Prayer, Forgiveness and Righteousness

Matthew 6: 5-15 Parallels : Mark 11: 25-26, Luke 11: 1-4 5 “And whenever you pray, do not be like the hypocrites; for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, so that they … Continue reading

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Matthew 6: 1-4 Exploring Righteousness and Justice

Matthew 6: 1-4 highlighted words translation will have comment below on translation 1 “Beware of practicing your piety before others in order to be seen by them; for then you have no reward from your Father in heaven. 2 “So … Continue reading

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Matthew 5: 1-12 The Wisdom of the Sermon on the Mount

Matthew 5: 1-12 Parallel Luke 6: 20-26 Highlighted words will have comment on translation below 1 When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain; and after he sat down, his disciples came to him. 2 Then he began … Continue reading

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