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Matthew 5:13-20

2014-02-05 — Here at Agnus Day Central we make a point of running with the roughest crowd of pharisees we can find. That way, we know we’re in the clear.

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BIBLE PASSAGE — ‘You are the salt of the earth; but if salt has lost its taste, how can its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything, but is thrown out and trampled under foot. ‘You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill cannot be hidden. No one after lighting a lamp puts it under the bushel basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven. ‘Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets; I have come not to abolish but to fulfill. For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth pass away, not one letter, not one stroke of a letter, will pass from the law until all is accomplished. Therefore, whoever breaks one of the least of these commandments, and teaches others to do the same, will be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever does them and teaches them will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. — Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany 5, Series A

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  1. S. Reimnitz — 1115 days ago #

    If you think that crowd (Pharisees) is rough and tough, you should try the L.C.M.S. (just joking, I think)!!!

  2. Jim — 1115 days ago #

    Every joke tells the truth in some way.

  3. Bruce Klaiss — 1110 days ago #

    I think Ngaio Marsh would see your Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod and raise you an Anglican Church parish fete; but I won’t swear to that one…. (I only read the one book.)

  4. Peter Nelson — 1108 days ago #

    I’ll see your Anglicans and your LCMS and raise you Calvinists amongst the Southern Baptists.

  5. Jim — 1107 days ago #

    It seems that pharisaism is an ecumenical movement.

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