17. June, 2012Info, Podcast, Worship, Worship Video Comments Off on Third Sunday after Pentecost

Clean and Unclean
Bible Readings Genesis 3:8-15, Psalm 51, 2 Corinthians 4:13-18, Mark 3:34-37, Matthew 15:1-10

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Pastor Paul A. Tullberg
Sermon text: Matthew 15:1-10
Clean and Unclean

15 Then some Pharisees and teachers of the law came to Jesus from Jerusalem and asked, 2 “Why do your disciples break the tradition of the elders? They don’t wash their hands before they eat!”

3 Jesus replied, “And why do you break the command of God for the sake of your tradition? 4 For God said, ‘Honor your father and mother’ and ‘Anyone who curses his father or mother must be put to death.’ 5 But you say that if a man says to his father or mother, ‘Whatever help you might otherwise have received from me is a gift devoted to God,’ 6 he is not to ‘honor his father’ with it. Thus you nullify the word of God for the sake of your tradition. 7 You hypocrites! Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you:

8 “‘These people honor me with their lips,
but their hearts are far from me.
9 They worship me in vain;
their teachings are but rules taught by men. ’ ”
10 Jesus called the crowd to him and said, “Listen and understand.

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