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Monthly Archives: March 2010

An Ugly Thing

Last week we discussed the “beautiful thing” a woman did by anointing Jesus with perfume worth a year’s wages. The Gospel of John reveals that it was Judas Iscariot who voiced objection to her act of love (John 12:4John 12:4English: World English Bible – WEB4 Then Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, one of his […]

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A Beautiful Thing

“Leave her alone”, was Jesus’ strong response (Mark 14:6Mark 14:6English: World English Bible – WEB6 But Jesus said, “Leave her alone. Why do you trouble her? She has done a good work for me.WP-Bible plugin) to critics who rebuked a woman who anointed Jesus with expensive perfume. A brief lesson in God’s economics: […]

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Christ Killers

The Chief Priests and teachers of the law of Jesus’ day thought they had a pretty good thing going: they represented their people, the Jews, before their Roman rulers, which brought with it many privileges and status. They also were the religious authorities over the Synagogue, having authority to carry […]

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In Charge Until He Returns

Jesus gives us one final example as He concludes His response to the question the disciples asked Him in Mark 13:4Mark 13:4English: World English Bible – WEB4 “Tell us, when will these things be? What is the sign that these things are all about to be fulfilled?”WP-Bible plugin. We’ve taken six weeks now […]

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God Only Knows

Over the past several weeks now, we’ve read Jesus’ response  (Mark 13:5-27Mark 13:5-27English: World English Bible – WEB5 Jesus, answering, began to tell them, “Be careful that no one leads you astray. 6 For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am he! Literally, “I AM!”’ and will lead many astray. 7 “When you […]

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