5-Point Friday, June 15, 2018

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Luke 15:4-7 What is happening in this scripture? The lead up to this scripture is important. Jesus is talking and eating with tax collectors and sinners, the socially “undesirables,” if you will. (Lk 15:1). The Pharisees and scribes were critical of this. The parable of the lost sheep is…

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5-Point Friday, May 4, 2018

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John 20:24-31 What’s Happening in this Scripture? This is a familiar text for many of us: it’s about a week after Jesus was crucified and then rose from the dead. Thomas seems a bit left out because most of the other disciples have already seen Jesus’ return, but he…

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Matthew 7:7-11 What is happening in this passage? Matthew 7:7-11 occurs in the midst of the Sermon on the Mount, the first of five collections of Jesus’ teachings in the Gospel according to Matthew. This section of the sermon highlights God’s response to our earnest efforts to seek out…

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5-Point Friday

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Matthew 7:24-28 The Gospel according to Matthew The Gospel according to Matthew was likely written between the years 75-100 CE. It was written after the Gospel according to Mark, so that’s why we see so many of the same stories in each of these Gospels, yet Matthew introduces the…

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