Scandal

The real threat that Jesus exposes in this text is the hidden envy brewing in the disciples’ hearts.

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Binding and Loosing

In this and similar passages, Jesus doesn’t weigh in on whether he falls in the strict or loose camp. As a rabbi he makes a far more profound move.

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Dazzled

Imagine that it’s 1633 and you are hearing for the first time that the sun does not revolve around the earth.

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Deficiencies

And he told them many things in parables, saying: “Listen! A sower went out to sow…
some seeds fell on the path…
rocky ground… thorns… good soil.
(Matt. 13:1-9)

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The Manner of Going

“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.”

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