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pharisees
September 16, 2018

One Ominous Day In Galilee

This encounter between Jesus and the Pharisees is essential to understanding Jesus and his Gospel: love and care for people always surpasses strict obedience to the law. This story confronts us with God’s truth and dares us to believe it. This story challenges us to put aside what we think we know, and to listen […]

February 5, 2017

Peer Pressure from the Pharisees

Peer Pressure from the Pharisees

When it comes to righteousness, the Pharisees are tough to beat. They are the spiritual superstars of their day, exerting an enormous amount of peer pressure on the people around them. Jesus knows that these Jewish leaders are passionate about the law of God, supportive of synagogues and schools, attentive to purity rules and regulations, […]