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Grace Is Free

Galatians 3:10 All who depend on works of the law are under a curse. Sounds confusing. We are told to follow the rules…but then St. Paul tells us that if we depend on “works of the law” that we “are … Continue reading

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The Heart of the Matter

Matthew 12:7 If you knew what this meant, ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice,’ you would not have condemned these innocent men. Jesus’ followers were picking beads of grain and eating them on the Sabbath. Such “reaping” on the Sabbath was … Continue reading

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Happy Fault

Matthew 9:11-13 The Pharisees saw this and said to his disciples, “Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?” He heard this and said, “Those who are well do not need a physician, but the sick do. Go … Continue reading

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Life Giving Grace

2 Corinthians 3:5-6 Our qualification comes from God, who has indeed qualified us as ministers of a new covenant, not of letter but of spirit; for the letter brings death, but the Spirit gives life. We are all called to … Continue reading

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Love Rules

Mark 3:2 They watched him closely to see if they might accuse him. It was the sabbath and so under the religious laws…work was forbidden. The law’s purpose was to help people focus on their relationship with God. But when … Continue reading

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Inner Calm

Galatians 5:19, 22-23 Now the works of the flesh are obvious. In contrast, the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. As Jesus rails against the Pharisees … Continue reading

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True Intentions

Luke 11:38-39 The Pharisee was amazed to see that (Jesus) did not observe the prescribed washing before the meal. The Lord said to him, “Oh you Pharisees! Although you cleanse the outside of the cup and the dish, inside you … Continue reading

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Redeeming Grace

Galatians 3:10 All who depend on works of the law are under a curse. Sounds confusing. We are told to follow the rules…but then St. Paul tells us that if we depend on “works of the law” that we “are … Continue reading

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More Mercy Needed

Matthew 12:7 “If you knew what this meant, ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice,’ you would not have condemned these innocent men.” A legalistic mind has a hard time with ‘mercy.’ The religious leaders (Pharisees) had just criticized Jesus’ disciples for … Continue reading

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