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The essential principles

The Pharisees and some of the teachers of the law who had come from Jerusalem gathered around Jesus and saw some of his disciples eating food with hands that were defiled, that is, unwashed. (The Pharisees and all the Jews do not … Continue reading

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We’ve never seen anything like this!

A few days later, when Jesus again entered Capernaum, the people heard that he had come home. They gathered in such large numbers that there was no room left, not even outside the door, and he preached the word to them. … Continue reading

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Another opportunity

Since the promise of entering God’s rest still stands, let us be careful that none of you be found to have fallen short of it. For we also have had the good news proclaimed to us, just as they did; but … Continue reading

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Encourage one another

Brothers and sisters, you who share in the heavenly calling, fix your thoughts on Jesus, whom we acknowledge as our apostle and high priest. He was faithful to the one who appointed him, just as Moses was faithful in all God’s … Continue reading

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The source of pollution

Some Pharisees and teachers of the law came to Jesus from Jerusalem and asked, “Why do your disciples break the tradition of the elders? They don’t wash their hands before they eat!” Jesus replied, “And why do you break the command … Continue reading

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Rest after work

As the promise of entering God’s rest still stands, let’s make sure we don’t fail to enter it. For we, like our ancestors, have been given this good news. But what they heard didn’t do our ancestors any good, because they didn’t accept the news with faith. Now, those of … Continue reading

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From the heart

Some Pharisees and teachers of religious law came from Jerusalem to see Jesus and noticed that some of his disciples failed to follow the Jewish ritual of hand washing before eating. (The Jews, especially the Pharisees, don’t eat until they have poured … Continue reading

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