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  • Matthew the Tax Collector

    Matthew’s Big Problem

    There was no way out of his chosen life. He was too far gone.

    Sacrifice (religion) vs. Mercy

    Sacrifice tends to be self-serving. Mercy is scandalously selfless.

    Mercy is a beautiful sacrifice — fragrant and pleasing to God. For I desire mercy and not sacrifice, and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.
    (Hosea 6:6)

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    We hope that God will speak to you as you read the words He's placed here through the hearts and minds of people who follow after Him.

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