Tag: pastor’s desk


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Oct 2018

When we consider sacrifice in the Old Testament we discover that no matter how we approach the matter, sacrifice always falls short. As a gift of tribute to God, the ruler of all, it falls short because of the rebellion of the subject people. If sacrifice is seen as a pledge of fidelity in a sort of marriage covenant between God and his people, sacrifice fails because of the infidelity and adultery of an idolatrous people. When we consider the plea of God, I want mercy, not sacrifice, and set that it......

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September 21, 2018

Who am I to judge?

In order better to understand the words of the prophet, I want mercy, not sacrifice (Hos 6:6), I turned to Jesus’ statement about the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and fidelity. I am...