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‘You cannot serve both God and Money’: April 14th 2021

Deuteronomy 21:1-22:30 Whenever an Israelite was found murdered out in the countryside and no-one, except God, knew who the culprit was, the priests from the closest town had to sacrifice a heifer (cow) to atone for the crime (v.1-9). It was specified that the neck of the heifer must be broken. However, blood is the… Continue Reading →

The Lost Sheep / Coin and the Prodigal Son: April 13th 2021

Deuteronomy 19:1-20:20 Moses dictated that the Israelites must set up three Cities of Refuge – that any Israelite could flee to if they accidentally killed someone. Lethal accidents must have been surprisingly common back then if they required three cities to accommodate those accused of manslaughter. Actual murderers, who killed someone with malicious intent, would… Continue Reading →

The Parable of the Great Banquet: April 12th 2021

Deuteronomy 16:21-18:22 The Israelites were told not to erect any sacred stones, ‘for these the Lord your God hates’ (v.22). Here in Wales, they always used to erect a permanent circle of standing stones whenever they held a National Eisteddfod – a annual gathering for Welsh poetry, prose and music. We have one down the… Continue Reading →

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