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What Does Jesus Say about Sin? Not Much!

As followers of Jesus, it doesn’t matter much what the Old Testament writers thought about sin and forgiveness. We take our cue from Jesus who has the clearest insight into the Father. And it is his words and actions in … Continue reading

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What Does Jesus Say to People about Their Sin?

In Jesus’ day, the religious leaders—the Pharisees—prided themselves in their biblical scholarship and very detailed observation of rules and ritual behavior. Most common Jewish people were unable to keep all those strict rules, so many of them grew careless as they … Continue reading

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The Father Grants Judgment Authority to Jesus

We learn from Jesus’ own words that Jesus represents the Father fully, but the Father also grants authority to Jesus. Jesus talks about this during a discussion with the Jewish leaders which is reported in John chapter 5. Jesus had encountered … Continue reading

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