The Spirit of Christmas

The Christmas season is designed to be merry and bright.  Christmas lights, trees decorated with ornaments and angels, carolers singing hymns of the Messiahs birth, and figgy pudding make up the ambiance of the season.  Gift exchanges and family gatherings highlight our favorite time of year.  More importantly we celebrate […]

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Jesus & Temple Economics

Matthew 21:12-17, Mark 11:15-19, Luke 19:45-48, John 2:13-22 What economic implications does the temple have in Israel during the lifetime of Jesus? What does Jesus think about taxes and sacrifices associated with the Temple in Jerusalem? Why does Jesus cleanse the temple? Luke’s Gospel as good news for the poor. […]

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