Tag Archives: Pharisees

Seven causes behind legalism

Few things are more disruptive to unity in the Church than legalism. We must understand the threat of legalism and equip the Church and our families to respond. Continue reading

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Overly concerned about offending others

Are we too quick to assume we’re in the wrong when we offend others?  Is there a way to know which plants have not been planted by the Heavenly Father? Continue reading

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It’s not the way you think it is

Delusional self-confidence based on self-accomplishment is not far removed from self-righteousness. It’s an insidiously deadly poison that can be… Continue reading

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Overly concerned about offending others?

Why do some Churches and their leaders let pharisees set the agenda for their ministries? Continue reading

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Religious people are dangerous to the Church

Believers today must take a closer look at the type of judging Jesus condemned. When Jesus said, “judge not” he had a specific kind of judging in mind. Continue reading

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Protect your Church from Pharisees

Pharisees will turn a gospel-based ministry into a center for legalism.

Don’t let them. Don’t worry about offending them. Instead… Continue reading

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Are the Pharisees still among us?

Most people have a negative view of Pharisees. The Pharisees are mostly remembered as the chief antagonists against Jesus. Yet, in all fairness, they had a noble beginning long before the days of Jesus’ earthly life. Continue reading

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