In today's text we find another encounter of Jesus debating with the Pharisees. This time tradition is the subject of their debate. Jesus appears to hold scripture against tradition, all the while using wisdom to interpret them both.
In what ways do you value scripture as your guiding principle(s)? Tradition? Wisdom? What happens when one seems to contradict the other? What takes precedent in such occasions?
Notice what started the debate: a question over dirty hands. How does that influence your understanding of this story?
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Published: 10/3/2019 1:00 AM
Elizabeth does not take no for an answer. She's determined, driven, and does not give up. If you need someone in your corner, I'd suggest Elizabeth. She goes to bat for the things and people she believes in, and she's notorious for getting things done. She's loud but listens well. She's sarcastic but supportive, confident but willing to learn. Elizabeth is a pastor, preacher, teacher and in her spare time a wife and mother to three kids. She loves to share a good meal, but be forewarned, she'll definitely be late.
He brings his own french press coffee with him wherever he goes, but happily shares it with anyone who needs a pick me up. His dreads have a power all their own. He'll call you on your BS, but in a way that makes you grateful for his wisdom. He's the guy you want to hang out with over any kind of beverage. His favorite non-holiday is Pentecost, and the Holy Spirit is his jam. He's a pastor, a wise-man, a husband, a father of two girls, a caffeine addict, a native Missourian, and an advocate for justice. He hates wearing shoes.
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