Posts Tagged 'Pharisees'

I Am A Sinner

December 10th, 2018

I Am A Sinner

Luke 18:11-13 (KJB) The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican. 12 I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess. 13 And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me ...

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A Man Often Chooses to Love The Very Things God Hates

December 9th, 2018

A Man Often Chooses to Love The Very Things God Hates

Luke 16:14-15 (KJB) And the Pharisees also, who were covetous, heard all these things: and they derided him. 15 And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God.

Love can be a fickle thing.  There are a lot of false impressions about love circulating in ...

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A Marvelous Thing

August 2nd, 2018

A Marvelous Thing

John 9:30-33 (KJB) The man answered and said unto them, Why herein is a marvellous thing, that ye know not from whence he is, and yet he hath opened mine eyes. 31 Now we know that God heareth not sinners: but if any man be a worshipper of God, and doeth his will, him he heareth. 32 Since the world began was it not heard that any man opened the eyes of one that was born ...

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Questions Concerning Biblical Matters

February 25th, 2018

Questions Concerning Biblical Matters

Acts 15:5-6 (KJB)   But there rose up certain of the sect of the Pharisees which believed, saying, That it was needful to circumcise them, and to command them to keep the law of Moses.  6 And the apostles and elders came together for to consider of this matter.

Some people may think that the early church was without many conflicts, errors, problems, or controversies as found in many churches today.  However, nothing is further from the ...

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Rules, Rites, and Religion

May 4th, 2017

Rules, Rites, and Religion

Mark 2:24 (KJB)   And the Pharisees said unto him, Behold, why do they on the sabbath day that which is not lawful?

Laws, decrees, acts, and regulations…. So many rules and rites in this world.

It is easy to get caught up in details of life and forget the big picture of God at hand.

The Pharisees made a practice of intimately knowing many laws handed down by God.  They took great time to study and follow ...

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Can your Own Beliefs Be Upheld By God’s Word?

May 27th, 2015

Can your Own Beliefs Be Upheld By God’s Word?

But when Paul perceived that the one part were Sadducees, and the other Pharisees, he cried out in the council, Men and brethren, I am a Pharisee, the son of a Pharisee: of the hope and resurrection of the dead I am called in question. And when he had so said, there arose a dissension between the Pharisees and the Sadducees: and the multitude was divided. For the Sadducees say ...

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Take Up Your Cross may 20th 2015

Self-righteousness is elevating self rather than the righteousness of God.

And he spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others: Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican. I fast twice in the ...

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