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The Pharisees and the Lawyers ( Teachers Of The Law ) came to Jesus from Jerusalem and asked,
"Why do your disciples break the tradition of our ancestors? They do not wash their hands,
for example, before eating a meal."
Jesus replied, "And why do you break the command of God for the sake of your tradition? For example, God has said, 'Honor your father and your mother' and 'Whoever curses father or mother shall be put to death.' Yet you declare a person will not have to honor his father or mother if he says to them, 'Any support you might have had from me is dedicated to God'. This means for the sake of tradition, you have canceled out God's word. You Hypocrites! How accurately did Isaiah prophesy about you when he said:
'These people, says God, honor me with their words,
but their heart is really far away from me.
It is no use for them to worship me,
because they teach man-made rules
as though they were my laws!'
Then Jesus called the crowd to him and said to them, "Listen and understand. It is not what goes into a man's mouth that makes him unclean; rather, what comes out of it makes him unclean."
The disciples came to Jesus and told him that the Pharisees were offended by what he had said. Jesus answered, "Every plant which my Father in heaven did not plant will be pulled up. Don't worry about them! They are blind leaders of the blind; and when one blind man leads another, both fall into a ditch."
His disciples asked him to explain this saying. Jesus said, "Why are you having trouble
understanding this? Anything that goes into a person's mouth goes into his stomach and then
on out of his body.
But the things that come out of the mouth come from the heart, and these are the things that make a person unclean. For out of the heart come the evil thoughts of murder, adultery, fornication, thefts, false witness, wickedness, sensuality, and deceit. To covet, envy, slander, rob and lie. To be filled with great pride and live foolishly.
These are the things that make a person unclean. But to eat without washing your hands as they say you should-- this doesn't make a person unclean."
Paraphrased Quotes From Jesus
January---------Lazarus And The Rich Man
February-------The Greatest Commandment ("about love")
March-----------The Lost Sheep / The Lost Son
April-------------Meaning Of Easter / 3 Examples From Jesus
May--------------The Worry Of Daily Life
June-------------The Ten Lepers
July--------------The Good Samaritan
August----------How To Give and How To Pray
September-----The Un-believing Towns
October---------Signs Revealing Christ's Return To Earth
November------The Last Supper
December------Why We Should Celebrate Christmas
January--------The Things That Make A Person Unclean
February-------Marriage, Adultery, and Divorce
March-----------Jesus Chooses The Apostles
April-------------The Coming Persecutions For The Believers
May--------------Jesus Feeds 5000 Men ( part 1 )
June-------------Jesus Walks On The Water ( part 2 )
July--------------The Bread Of Life ( part 3 )
August----------The Meaning Of The Cross
September-----Jonah And The Whale
October---------Jesus And The Devil ( Satan )
November------Jesus And The Sabbath ( The Day Of Rest )
December------The Christmas Story ( The Birth Of Jesus )
There are at least 66 books that make up the bible. Sometimes, trying to follow a storyline is difficult because there are books that
are good for support and prayer like Wisdom, Job, Psalms,
and Proverbs. They take you away from the story.
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Have you ever wondered if there is a God? One who is responsible for the creation of the universe and all living things.
These are some of the stories of easy salvation.
No speaking in tongues, no being baptised with water,
just turn away from your sinful life, and believe that GOD The Father
sent his son JESUS to die on a cross and take all YOUR SINS away.
'For GOD loved the world so much that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not die but have eternal life.'
This is a beautiful prayer at anytime of the day or for those gathered at your table for a meal.
Lord, I have come to you for protection;
never let me be defeated!
Because you are righteous,
help me and rescue me,
Listen to me and save me!
There will be terrible times in the last days.
People will be lovers ....
"My children, when you come to serve
the Lord, prepare yourself for trials."
( A reading from “The Wisdom Of Sirach” )
A friend was brought here from Canada when she was 5 years old and both her parents became citizens but sixty years later, she has to apply for citizenship because the laws have changed since she was young!
How do I start to have a daily meaningful relationship with God? The first requirement is to believe there is a God !
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