Pharisees


THE GOSPEL OF MARK – GUILTY AS CHARGED!

GUILTY AS CHARGED! 13 Later they sent some of the Pharisees and Herodians to Jesus to catch him in his words. 14 They came to him and said, “Teacher, we know that you are a man of integrity. You aren’t swayed by others, because you pay no attention to who they are; but you teach the way of God in …Continue reading →

THE GOSPEL OF MARK – READ DEEPER…

READ DEEPER… 14 The disciples had forgotten to bring bread, except for one loaf they had with them in the boat. 15 “Be careful,” Jesus warned them. “Watch out for the yeast of the Pharisees and that of Herod.” 16 They discussed this with one another and said, “It is because we have no bread.” 17 Aware of their discussion, …Continue reading →

THE GOSPEL OF MARK – LIKE A PLAGUE OF RATS!

LIKE A PLAGUE OF RATS! 11 The Pharisees came and began to question Jesus. To test him, they asked him for a sign from heaven. 12 He sighed deeply and said, “Why does this generation ask for a sign? Truly I tell you, no sign will be given to it.” 13 Then he left them, got back into the boat …Continue reading →

THE GOSPEL OF LUKE – WHAT’S BEHIND THE APPEARANCE?

WHAT’S BEHIND THE APPEARANCE? “When the Pharisees, a money-obsessed bunch, heard Him say these things, they rolled their eyes, dismissing Him as hopelessly out of touch. So Jesus spoke to them, ‘You are masters at making yourselves look good in front of others but God knows what’s behind the appearance.’” Luke 16:14, 15. What a powerful hold deception has over …Continue reading →

THE GOSPEL OF LUKE – GREATER THAN JOHN

GREATER THAN JOHN “‘Let me lay it out for you as plainly as I can: No one in history surpasses John the Baptiser, but in the kingdom he prepared for you, the lowliest person is ahead of him. The ordinary and disreputable people who heard John, by being baptised by him into the kingdom, are the clearest evidence; the Pharisees …Continue reading →

THE GOSPEL OF LUKE – BOOMERANG BLESSING!

BOOMERANG BLESSING! “One day as He was teaching, Pharisees and religion teachers were sitting around. They had come from nearly every village in Galilee and Judea, even as far away as Jerusalem, to be there. Some men arrived carrying a paraplegic on a stretcher. They were looking for a way to get into the house and set him before Jesus. …Continue reading →

THE BOOK OF ACTS – WILY AS A SNAKE

WILY AS A SNAKE “The aides were scandalised. ’How dare you talk to God’s Chief Priest like that!’ “Paul acted surprised. ’How was I to know he was Chief Priest? He doesn’t act like a Chief Priest. You’re right, the Scripture does say, “Don’t speak abusively to a ruler of the people.” Sorry.’ “Paul, knowing that some of the council …Continue reading →

THE BOOK OF ACTS – FOLLOW JESUS

FOLLOW JESUS “The apostles and leaders called a special meeting to consider the matter. The arguments went on and on, back and forth, getting more and more heated. Then Peter took the floor. ‘Friends, you well know that from early on God made it quite plain that He wanted the pagans to hear the Message of this good news and …Continue reading →

THE BOOK OF ACTS – THE CHURCH ON A KNIFE EDGE

THE CHURCH ON A KNIFE EDGE “As they were sent off and on their way, they told everyone they met about the breakthrough to the Gentile outsiders. Everyone who heard the news cheered — it was terrific news! “When they got to Jerusalem, Paul and Barnabas were graciously received by the whole church, including the apostles and leaders. They reported …Continue reading →

The Power Of The Cross – The Forgiveness Of Sins

THE POWER OF THE CROSS THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS . . . In whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. (Col. 1: 14) This topic should have been at the beginning of our series, but I have left it to last because it sums up everything we experience through the power of the cross. Do you know what it …Continue reading →