Out of the Poverty of the Heart…

Leviticus 13-14, in the Torah portions called Tazria and Metsora, describes the process for diagnosing, treating, and cleansing of a disease called tzaraat. (Most English Bibles translate this word as “leprosy”, but that’s incorrect since the Biblical condition doesn’t really align with what we know of as leprosy or Hansen’s Disease.) Levitics 14:2 says “This …

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Faith Is Like a Seed. Make It Grow.

Faith is ubiquitous in Scripture. Faith makes us well. (Matthew 9:22 & 29, Luke 17:19, Acts 3:16, James 5:15, etc.) Faith makes great works possible. (Matthew 17:20, Luke 17:6, Hebrews 11, etc.) Faith inevitably leads to good works. (Acts 20:21, Romans 3:31, Hebrews 11, James 2, etc.) Faith makes our good works effective on the …

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