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Faith of a mustard seed

Barbara Woods Washington

“But those who were at the table with him began to say among themselves, ‘Who is this who even forgives sins?’” (Luke 7:49) This is not the first time in Luke’s Gospel that controversy has arisen concerning Jesus’ pronouncement of…

Faith of a Mustard Seed

Barbara Woods Washington

“And a woman in the city, who was a sinner, having learned that he was eating at the Pharisee’s house, brought an alabaster jar of ointment.” Kittel’s Theological Dictionary of The New Testament, finds it necessary to examine separate and…

Faith of A Mustard Seed

Barbara Woods-Washington 2014

Luke’s second use of ‘Faith’ is a return to ‘The Centurion’s Servant’ event. Having revisited the discussion on Matthew’s ‘Centurion’s Servant’ encounter with Jesus (Matt 8:8ff), I recall now the revelation given in that column— it is the first occurrence…