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Was Jesus an Ungracious Guest?

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In Luke 14:12-14 Jesus turned to his host and told him, rather than inviting his friends and people of his social class, who were expected in return the favor and invite him to their gatherings, he should invite the poor and the handicapped who were unable to return his kindness. If he would extend his hospitality to those who had nothing to offer him in return, he would be rewarded by God in the age to come. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on October 29, 2017 in Gospel of Luke

 

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Three Woes Against the Pharisees

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Jesus judgment against the Pharisees was that they scrupulously tithed even the smallest things (Leviticus 27:30), but they neglected the more important matters of the Law (Luke 11:42). The problem was they couldn’t count love for God and their fellow man (cf. Deuteronomy 6:4-9; Leviticus 19:18). Therefore, they neglected these more important matters, because they couldn’t measure them (cf. Mark 12:29-33). The whole of the Oral Law consisted of nitpicking matters similar to how far one could walk or how much one could carry on the Sabbath, and what constituted breaking one’s vow, and what was and what was not clean and other such matters. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on July 30, 2017 in Gospel of Luke

 

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