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blood is in the air

Matthew 27 I stood at a distance with the other women, watching Jesus die. The smell of blood is in the air. Passover lambs being slaughtered and the Lamb of God dying. The law being kept in the shadow of grace flowing from the veins of God. Blood is in the air and it means… Continue reading blood is in the air

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it’s not about hands

Matthew 15:1-20 This is my continuing journey through the gospels, standing among the disciples of Jesus, watching, listening and discovering Him anew. There we were, surrounded again by hoards of people. Well, Jesus was surrounded. The people weren't there to see us or touch our clothes. Good thing, since I think most of us were… Continue reading it’s not about hands

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a glimpse and a mirror

Matthew 12:1-13 is an interesting passage. Actually, it became interesting to me today, because today is really the first time I read it in search of God's heart. I've read it many times before, and kind of understood the lesson in it, but today I squinted, and I caught a glimpse of something else. I… Continue reading a glimpse and a mirror

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they’re everywhere!

Chapter 9 is not the first sighting, but it is where Jesus taught me two lessons about Pharisees. Before I start on that, below is a partial definition of a "pharisee" from Strong's Concordance: They sought for distinction and praise by outward observance of external rites and by outward forms of piety, and such as ceremonial washings, fastings, prayers,… Continue reading they’re everywhere!