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Matthew 19; focused on 19.16 –26

At the time I am writing this, a politician has just received loud and long applause for saying rude words about the very rich, especially people in the banks who pay themselves vast sums of money. Everybody likes to hate the rich. That’s the popular mood right now. That’s why the most surprising thing about this story is – how surprised the disciples were when Jesus declared it would be hard for the rich to enter God’s kingdom (verse 24). You might have thought that would be obvious, not least to someone who had been listening to Jesus...

Taken from Lent For Everyone – Matthew Year A by Tom Wright (2011)

Published by SPCK

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The #BigRead2011: meeting together in housegroups to read the Bible,
making use of Tom Wright's Matthew for Lent with opportunities to go
much bigger and much more creative and join in online (inter)nationally.
From quiet sitting rooms with Bibles and books, to coffee shops and
internet chatrooms across the world.

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