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"Joy in Our Sorrow"

Scripture-Matthew 11:2-11 The Common English Bible

2 Now when John heard in prison about the things the Christ was doing, he sent word by

   his disciples to Jesus, asking, 

3 "Are you the one who is to come, or should we look for another?" 

4 Jesus responded, "Go, report to John what you hear and see. 

5 Those who were blind are able to see. Those who were crippled are walking. People

  with skin diseases are cleansed. Those who were deaf now hear. Those who were dead

  are raised up. The poor have good news proclaimed to them. 

6 Happy are those who don't stumble and fall because of me."

7 When John's disciples had gone, Jesus spoke to the crowds about John: “What did you

  go out to the wilderness to see? A stalk blowing in the wind? 

8 What did you go out to see? A man dressed up in refined clothes? Look, those who wear

  refined clothes are in royal palaces. 

9 What did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet. 

10 He is the one of whom it is written: Look, I'm sending my messenger before you, who

    will prepare your way before you.

11 “I assure you that no one who has ever been born is greater than John the Baptist.

    Yet whoever is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he. 


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