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Potty Talk Matthew 15:(10-20) 21-28

Potty Talk

Jesus identifies a source of pollution.

At a Glance

If you've traveled in Europe and Southeast Asia, chances are you've found some high-tech toilets with blinking lights and push buttons that activate a variety of functions. Some toilets even have remote controls. The seat goes up and down at the touch of a button. Flush and rinse functions are available with the push of a button. These toilets are not just luxury items. Even the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is involved in toilets. They sponsored a challenge to build a better toilet, one that would ease sanitation issues in parts of the Third World. We're talking about toilets today, only because, in our text, Jesus himself talks about toilets.

Editors' Pick

For material based on today's Old Testament text, see "Joseph's Humblebrag," August 17, 2014, at

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