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The modern Pharisee hates the gospel.

Who are the vipers of this day? Who are the Pharisees and Sadducees? Who is it who wants the rewards of virtue but is not prepared to do the work to get the fruit of right living? Who is it who says that we should honour them for whom they are, not for what they […]

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No sign shall be given: the signs are already here. [Mark 8]

This morning it came to me. Jesus sighed with frustration. He had been healing. He had fed thousands. He had preached the kingdom of God. But the Pharisees wanted confirmation. They wanted something spectacular: fire from heaven falling on sodden sacrifices, as in the day of Elijah. There would be no spectacular sign for this […]

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