Legalists Gal 5:7-15

Galatians 5:7-15 Legalists  CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO Legalists are people who try to suffocate your faith with rules.  They try to get you back under the law.  They try to get control of your liberty by making you do what they say, the way they say it.  They are trouble makers...

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Are You a Pharisee Matt. 23:1-33

Are You a Pharisee Matt. 23 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO We must be careful not to be Pharisees.  From our text in Matt 23:1-33, we find what constitutes a Pharisee.  You are a Pharisee if: You exalt men above God – Matt 23:1-5 – you work to be seen of men. ...

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They Were Righteous

Luke 18: 9-14 The Pharisee And The Publican  CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO The Audience addressed by this parable was the self-righteous crowd.  They trusted in themselves that “they were righteous.”  To illustrate their true unrighteousness Jesus compared a Pharisee to a Publican.  Observe:  The Pharisee’s: Confident Approach – “he stood...

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Matthew 23:34-39 The Pharisees Willful Rejection

Following Jesus’ scathing rebuke of the Pharisees, he pronounced judgments against them for their willful rejection of him. Notice in verse 37 the statement “ye would not.” Jesus was willing to gather the children of Israel to himself but they willfully rejected him. As a result, God would: Send them...

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Mathews 23:16-33 The Blind Pharisees

The Pharisees were blinded to the truth by their self-righteousness, their traditions and their misunderstanding of the law.  They failed to see that the man preaching to them was their Messiah.  They failed to perceive their hypocrisy.  They thought they were so pure and yet they were bloody killers.  Yet,...

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Matthew 23:13-15 Hypocritical Pharisees

The Pharisees were hypocrites and the Lord spared nothing in giving them a scathing rebuke in this chapter. A hypocrite is someone who pretends to be something he’s not; someone who pretends to be virtuous and pious. The Lord saw through their outward show and cut them to their heart...

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Matthew 23:1-12 The Exalted Pharisees

The Pharisees were the bane of Jesus’ ministry. So, right before his crucifixion, he warned his disciples about them and preached them under a terrible conviction. In this first part of his sermon, the Lord dealt with the fact that the Pharisees had exalted themselves and he commanded his disciples...

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Matthew 22:15-40 How They Might Entangle Him

In a prior lesson, we saw that the Pharisees questioned Jesus’ authority for clearing out the Temple in Matt 21. In response to their question, he trapped them by asking a question regarding John’s baptism that they refused to answer for fear of incrimination. While he had their audience he...

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Matthew 16:6-12 The Leaven of the Pharisees

Matt 16:6-12 The Leaven of the Pharisees CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO Jesus called the doctrine of the Pharisees and Sadducees the leaven of the Pharisees. He did this not to confuse his disciples but to illustrate the effects of bad doctrine. First, he upbraided the disciples for their lack of understanding (v....

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Matthew 12:1-3 Guiltless on the Sabbath

Matt 12:1-13 Guiltless on the Sabbath CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO The trouble here is that the Pharisees were trying to find a way to condemn Jesus. They were trying to catch him in a fault. The easiest way was to watch him on the sabbath and accuse him of breaking that...

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