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  • A Critique Of Pharisaic Hypocrisy

    Contributed by Christopher Holdsworth on Sep 20, 2014
    based on 11 ratings

    To say and to do not versus the grace of humility.

    A CRITIQUE OF PHARISAIC HYPOCRISY Matthew 23:1-12 Turning away from the Pharisees, Jesus addressed both the crowds and His own disciples (Matthew 23:1). From the outset, Jesus acknowledged the legitimacy of the Pharisees as a party within Judaism: they “sit in Moses’ seat” (Matthew 23:2). more

  • Contrasting Pharisaical Values And Christlike Love

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Aug 20, 2001
    based on 7 ratings

    Contrasting Pharisaical Values and Christlike Love - Matt. 9:11,12

    Contrasting Pharisaical Behavior and Christ Like Love - Matthew 9:11,12 1. Pharisaical Values Were Rooted in Their Traditions and Rigidity versus Christ’s Values were rooted in Loving the Lord with all of one’s heart, soul, strength, and mind which motivated one to love one’s neighbor as more

  • How To Help People Identify & Remove Pharisaical Masks

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 35 ratings

    Many extremists become myopically fixed on certain issues. They cannot see that the Lord is more concerned about winning people to Christ, discipling them and growing churches that reflect all of His loving attributes. The church of today does not necessarily consist of the good, but of those who more

  • Pharisaical Values Contrasted With Christ's Love - Part 1

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 3 ratings

    Pharisaical Behavior and Attitudes to Avoid Contrasted With Christ Like Love Pharisaical Values That Were Rooted in Their Traditions and Rigidity: 1. Pharisaical insistence on following every small aspect of their own laws for the approval of men. 2. Pharisaical emphasis on pleasing God more

  • Pharisaical Values Contrasted With Christ's Love - Part 3

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 6 ratings

    Pharisaical Values 1. The Pharisees enjoyed finding fault with everyone around them. 2. The Pharisees were more interested in doing thing right than in doing the will of God. 3. The Pharisees love the codes of Moses more than their Creator 4. The Pharisees gave greater attention to more

  • Pharisaical Values Contrasted With Christ's Love - Part 2

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 15 ratings

    Pharisaical Values 1. Religious leaders rejected Christ as their forefathers rejected the prophets who were before Him. They failed to recognize God's approved people. 2. The Pharisees held men of power in high esteem - even if they were politicians, financial men, or religious authorities. more

  • Acceptable Worship Series

    Contributed by Charles Salmon on Feb 28, 2002
    based on 24 ratings

    Jesus confronts Pharisaic tradition.

    Acceptable Worshi) Mark 7:1-23 INTRO.: As we read the second through the seventh chapters of the Gospel of Mark, it seems to me there is a major emphasis on the controversy between the Pharisees and Jesus. The great expositor, G. Campbell Morgan, thought Jesus was intentionally confronting the more

  • A Time To Dance

    Contributed by I. G. Spong on Aug 17, 2015

    Is it okay for Christians to dance? Are rules against dancing just silly man-made rules or are they right? If dancing is okay, what kind of dancing would be right?

    the Christian Church has a long history of making up rules that are not in the Bible. Is this right? Is dancing biblical or forbidden? What is the answer? Jesus criticized the Pharisees for making up religious rules that are not in the Bible. One example of this among Christians is the topic of more

  • There Is A Pharisee In All Of Us

    Contributed by Davon Huss on Jul 9, 2013

    A sermon on Mark 7:1-23 on the teachings and traditions of the Pharisees (Material and outline taken from Dave Swavely's book, Who Are You to Judge?, chapter 7, Jesus and Legalism; HoHum from:

    HoHum: Isn't this a beautiful apple? The skin is so red and shiny. Just look how smooth it is. It has a beautiful shape and I don't see any spots that look like the bugs or worms have eaten into it. Yes, this is a really good apple. Oh, you might be thinking, "You can't tell if an apple is good more

  • Freedom From Religion Series

    Contributed by Wade Allen on Oct 3, 2007
    based on 12 ratings

    A challenge to avoid being Pharisaical in the church.

    The Apostle Paul had an interesting style of ministry. Paul would travel to a city, get to know a few people, plant a church, then stay around as long as it took (usually a couple years) until the church was self-sufficient. Then he would pack up and move to a new city and start the process all more

  • Holiness: Holy Mess, Batman! Series

    Contributed by John Knight on Feb 9, 2003
    based on 9 ratings

    Overcoming Pharisaic tendencies in our quest for holiness.

    "Holiness: Heresy & Heritage" "Holiness: Holy Mess, Batman!" "For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven." Matthew 5:20 (RSV) Batman & Robin Sticky, confusing predicaments would warrant "holy ‘’ more

  • How Jesus' Life And Ministry Contrasted With The Pharisaical Religious Leaders

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 21 ratings

    Jesus’ values were based on loving the Lord with all of one’s heart, soul, strength and mind. (Luke 10:27) The Pharisees’ values were rooted in their traditions and their religious laws

    How Jesus’ Life and Ministry Contrasted With the Pharisaical Religious Leaders Illustration:The trouble oftentimes with religious people is that they try to be more spiritual than God himself. Frederick Buechner. 1. Jesus’ values were based on loving the Lord with all of one’s heart, more

  • The Poor Old Lady Series

    Contributed by George Barton on Feb 6, 2006
    based on 7 ratings

    An outline of the Book of Habakkuk, showing how Habakkuk moves from a type of Pharisaism to an understanding of the grace of God through faith.

    THE POOR OLD LADY, I THOUGHT SHE’D DIE This morning I should like to discuss with you the Book of Habakkuk as it applies to the crime and corruption which exist in North America. In order to get us into the feeling of the Book of Habakkuk, I would like for you, for a more

  • Evolution And Phariseeism

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Aug 24, 2008
    based on 1 rating

    The recent aggressive character of evolutionists, trying to silence those who use science to question Darwin, is pharisaical.

    Tuesday of 21st Week in Course August 26, 2008 One of the reasons we can be confident in Jesus’s words that we will not know the day of His second coming until it happens, is that a general rebellion must come first. Well, our society seems to constantly be in a state of rebellion against more

  • Murder In The Sanctuary

    Contributed by Duke Jeffries on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 25 ratings

    A. INTRODUCTION 1. Today we will consider the first of "Six Antitheses" to pharisaical understand

    A. INTRODUCTION 1. Today we will consider the first of "Six Antitheses" to pharisaical understandings of certain deuteronomical laws presented by Jesus during what is called the Sermon on the Mount. The subject is the Sixth Commandment. 2. Each of the six sections in Matthew 5:21-48 is set more