The Leaven of Herod

Wouldn’t it be nice if all leavening was labeled with clear wording? Instead of “potassium bicarbonate”, wouldn’t it be nice if it were plainly labeled as “leavening”? Of course, wouldn’t it be nice if spiritual leavening was clearly labeled as well?  You know, leaven of malice and wickedness, leaven of…

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The Leaven of Doctrine

 1The Pharisees also with the Sadducees came, and tempting desired him that he would shew them a sign from heaven.  2He answered and said unto them, When it is evening, ye say, It will be fair weather: for the sky is red.  3And in the morning, It will be foul…

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Judge Not

Car Drives Past Policeman Chatting Going Against One Way Sign  1Judge not, that ye be not judged.  2For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again. (Matthew 7:1-2, King James Version) Some people stop at verse…

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The Leaven of Hypocrisy

Jesus identified in a very familiar verse, Lk 12:1, that the leaven of the Pharisees is hypocrisy.  1In the mean time, when there were gathered together an innumerable multitude of people, insomuch that they trode one upon another, he began to say unto his disciples first of all, Beware ye…

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The Leaven of … You

Now that some groundwork on leaven has been established, let’s get a little more uncomfortable, shall we?  1In the mean time, when there were gathered together an innumerable multitude of people, insomuch that they trode one upon another, he began to say unto his disciples first of all, Beware ye…

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The Key of David

 15This is what the Almighty Lord of Armies says:        Go to Shebna, the man in charge of the palace, and say to him,     16“What are you doing here?          What right do you have to dig a tomb for yourself?          What right do you have to…

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