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Are You A Stumbling Block?

“You shut off the Kingdom of Heaven from people.” (Matthew 23:12) The harshest words Jesus spoke here on earth were not directed to the immoral or to heretics, but were for the religious hypocrites He condemned in Matthew 23. He … Continue reading

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Don’t Be A Hypocrite

“… but do not do according to their deeds, for they say things and do not do them.” (Matthew 23:3) In Matthew 23 Jesus reserves His harshest words anywhere in scripture for the scribes and Pharisees. He repeatedly calls them … Continue reading

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Will Your Righteousness Get You To Heaven?

“For I say to you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 5:20) This is one of those sayings of Jesus that must have astounded His hearers. … Continue reading

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