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September 5, 2006

Volume 123, Issue #18


In the know: James 3:1-12; Mark 8:27-38

My wife and I have two sons, 12 and 14, and a standard-size refrigerator. Hence, we spend a lot of time at the grocery store. As I wait to pay for one day’s installment of food, I am invited to learn the full story about the semiprivate lives of numerous celebrities. If the number of these publications is anything to go by, our desire for insider knowledge is insatiable. We want to know all of the details and we want to know them now.

God's choice: James 2:1-17; Mark 7:24-37

Jesus seems to engage in just the sort of activity that James warns against.

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