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Today’s Word: Pharisees
Then Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples: 2 “The teachers of the law and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat. 3 So you must be careful to do everything they tell you. But do not do what they do, for they do not practice what they preach. 4 They tie up heavy, cumbersome loads and put them on other people’s shoulders, but they themselves are not willing to lift a finger to move them.
5 “Everything they do is done for people to see: They make their phylacteries a]”>[a] wide and the tassels on their garments long; 6 they love the place of honor at banquets and the most important seats in the synagogues; 7 they love to be greeted with respect in the marketplaces and to be called ‘Rabbi’ by others.
8 “But you are not to be called ‘Rabbi,’ for you have one Teacher, and you are all brothers. 9 And do not call anyone on earth ‘father,’ for you have one Father, and he is in heaven. 10 Nor are you to be called instructors, for you have one Instructor, the Messiah. 11 The greatest among you will be your servant. 12 For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted. Matthew 23:1-12
This passage reminds me of how many of us like to witness to others, we want others to do many things that we ourselves will not do.
I listened to a really good sermon by Ivor Myers youtube.com/watch talking about how we as Christians should be witnessing, as to how most of us tend to witness. It is really simple….if we would live our lives loving our Lord God with all our hearts on a daily basis, and if we would live our lives striving to love our fellow human beings as we love ourselves, we would reflect the character of Jesus in our lives.
Take a listen to this sermon and see what we should be doing as opposed to what we shouldn’t be doing as we live witnessing to a dying world.
Blog: Warren Richards
5 Replies to “Challenge: Triumphant Thursday: Pharisees”
From Matthew 9:11: “When the Pharisees saw this, they said to His disciples, “Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?”
Jesus came into our midst to save sinners. Therefore, He needed to go among them.
This is so true Richard….so sorry for the lateness of this. I had problems with the internet yesterday, and I’m still having problems today. I cannot get it formatted properly…..the enemy is hard at work.
“The Pharisees came and began to argue with him, seeking from him a sign from heaven to test him. And he sighed deeply in his spirit and said, “Why does this generation seek a sign? Truly, I say to you, no sign will be given to this generation.” And he left them, got into the boat again, and went to the other side.” Mark 8:11-13 ESV
So many pharisien hearts in the world today, all seeking a sign; but not willing to see the truth. Jesus is King, but we have to give Him our hearts! God bless!
Thanks Warren…so sorry for the lateness of adding this.
You’re welcome, not a problem!