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Really Listening or Just Lurking?

“If you are more interested in catching someone in what they say, instead of catching what someone says, congratulations! You are ‘pretending to be righteous’ and are exactly like the Pharisees,” wrote my friend and preaching colleague Perry Hall in a facebook post.

Perry cited a passage from Luke 20:20 that describes the motive of the religious leaders this way. “They watched closely and sent spies who pretended to be righteous, so they could catch him in what he said.” Continue reading

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IT’S FRIDAY. BUT SUNDAY’S COMING! Religiosity or Righteousness?

The Bible

During the Communion service, to help fix my mind on Jesus,  I like to read the accounts of Christ’s crucifixion.

One Sunday I was reading John’s account and came upon a verse I hadn’t noticed  before.  I was stunned.  Shocked.  Startled. Continue reading

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