Posts tagged with ‘pharisees’

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Blaming Jesus

by Pastor Dave

  Have you ever been angry with God? In John 11:35-37, people see how Jesus loves Lazarus but they also find fault when, “Jesus wept.”  Then the Jews said, “See how he loved him!” But some of them said,  “Could not he who opened the eyes of the blind man have kept this man from […]

Who Do You Think You Are?

by Pastor Dave

  In John chapter 8, Jesus disputes with the Jewish leaders over His and their identities. The Jewish leaders accuse Jesus of being a Samaritan and demon-possessed. This accusation is blasphemy of the Holy Spirit. Telling Jesus to His face that He and His works are from the Devil is the original offense. Jesus tells […]

Matthew 23

by Pastor Dave

Jesus undoubtedly reserved his hardest criticism and most pointed speech for the Jewish religious leaders of his day, the scribes and Pharisees. Matthew 23 records possibly His strongest attack against them. He calls them “hypocrites” (v. 15), “blind guides” (v. 16), “greedy and self-indulgent” (v. 25) among other things. Harsh! But Jesus is a just […]