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Friend of Sinners

Earlier this month we went on a road trip to Williamsburg Virginia to see Colonial Williamsburg as well as Jamestown and the battle fields at Yorktown. It was a long trip, just about 3,000 miles round trip as well as … Continue reading

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There is joy before the angels of God over one sinner who repents

Now the tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to hear him. And the Pharisees and the scribes grumbled, saying, “This man receives sinners and eats with them.” So he told them this parable: “What man of you, having … Continue reading

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To what then shall I compare the people of this generation?

“To what then shall I compare the people of this generation, and what are they like? They are like children sitting in the marketplace and calling to one another, “ ‘We played the flute for you, and you did not … Continue reading

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Those who are well have no need of a physician

After this he went out and saw a tax collector named Levi, sitting at the tax booth. And he said to him, “Follow me.” And leaving everything, he rose and followed him. And Levi made him a great feast in … Continue reading

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What then shall we do?

And the crowds asked him, “What then shall we do?” And he answered them, “Whoever has two tunics is to share with him who has none, and whoever has food is to do likewise.” Tax collectors also came to be … Continue reading

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Not ashamed of my chains

You are aware that all who are in Asia turned away from me, among whom are Phygelus and Hermogenes. May the Lord grant mercy to the household of Onesiphorus, for he often refreshed me and was not ashamed of my … Continue reading

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