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End, and of course, Beginning, too, of our Seeking

Jesus is the beginning and the end of our efforts to seek the Kingdom of God and his righteousness. Christians should seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness.  To make sure we start out well and end successfully, all we need to do is follow Jesus. Jesus begins his public ministry confirming the […]

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Zeal that Is Unflagging, Consuming and Consummating

Jesus, like his Father, is the source and summit of all righteousness. He fulfills the law and the prophets. And his zeal proves him in this regard. First, his zeal for God and for the law and the prophets consumes Jesus. This zeal shows, of course, in his cleansing of the temple.  But it is most evident in […]

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Free from All Sin, All Anxiety and Worries

Jesus is the most eminent among those who, free from sin and anxiety, commit themselves to God and the neighbor. Having Moses as mediator, God announced the commandments on Mount Sinai.  But in these last days, God, speaking to us through his Son, also on a mountain, proclaims a New Charter.  It is the definitive […]

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Chosen and Appointed to Bear Lasting Fruit

Jesus is the one who has chosen and appointed us to bear fruit. Jesus’ chosen way breaks the mold.  Unlike the religious leaders who are settled in Jerusalem, he withdraws to Galilee. His withdrawal to Galilee shows his courage.  He has chosen not to turn back as death looms large with the arrest (literally, the […]

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