Category Archives: Matthew 7:1-6

Meet the citizens of heaven

It might surprise some to meet the true citizens of heaven. Many religious leaders “shut the door of the kingdom of heaven in people’s faces” (Matthew 23:13). Jesus said of them,  “You yourselves do not enter, nor will you let those enter who are trying to. ….You travel over land and sea to win a single convert, and when you have succeeded, you make them twice as much a child of hell as you are” (Matthew 23:14-15). Jesus said to these religious leaders, “religious leaders “shut the door of the kingdom of heaven in people’s faces” (Matthew 23:13). Jesus said,  “You yourselves do not enter, nor will you let those enter who are trying to. …Jesus said to them, “Truly I tell you, the tax collectors and the prostitutes are entering the kingdom of God ahead of you” (Matthew 21:31). Continue reading

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Are you a judgmental Christian?

“Judge not, lest you be judged.” These are perhaps the most well known words of Jesus. They’re commonly used to keep people from making moral judgments about others. Try sharing a strong moral opinion in a mixed crowd and notice … Continue reading

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Dogs, pigs and sacred things

Jesus used a metaphor to forbid wasting something valuable on an undeserving object. But it’s not immediately clear what shouldn’t be wasted and on whom. Two questions are nessary. Continue reading

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