Brothers and Sisters,
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I really appreciated the challenge and the hopefulness of the message yesterday from Matthew 23:25-26.
“Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You clean the outside of the cup and dish, but inside they are full of greed and self-indulgence. Blind Pharisee! First clean the inside of the cup and dish, and then the outside also will be clean.” NIV
Jesus is direct and full of truth, really clear that the leaders had missed the point, and clear about their sin.
Yet, Jesus also makes a promise: that if they will look to him for cleansing inside, the outside will follow!
Jesus offers correction but also as we repent, he offers grace to change and power to be pure. We just need to ask and trust.
It’s a joy to follow Jesus with you, Denis