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You Might Be A Pharisee if…  you consider the church roll the Lamb’s book of Life  you're disgusted by the moral filth that is playing out of your own.

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1 You Might Be A Pharisee if…  you consider the church roll the Lamb’s book of Life  you're disgusted by the moral filth that is playing out of your own VCR/DVD player  you come on Wednesday night only if is your turn to give the invitation

2 Pharisees Pharisees (101 ref. in 95 verses)  Not all Pharisees were bad  Not all practices of the Pharisees were bad. They tried to... subject every area of life to the Law, Mt.23:23 prepare nation for coming Messiah by teaching others to live holy lives, Mt.23:15

3 I. Bad Features Of Pharisees 1.Self-satisfaction 1.Self-satisfaction, Mt.3:7 2.Insufficient righteousness 2.Insufficient righteousness, Mt.5:20 3.Holier than thou 3.Holier than thou, Mt.9: Hatred, murder 4.Hatred, murder, Mt.12:14 5.Loose morals 5.Loose morals, Mt.19:3 6.Hypocrisy 6.Hypocrisy, Mt.23:2-3 7.Oppression 7.Oppression, Mt.23:4

4 Pride 8.Pride, Mt.23:5 False teaching 9. False teaching, Mt.23:13, 15 Disobedience 10. Disobedience, Mt.23:23 Cruel covetousness 11. Cruel covetousness, Mk.12:40 False accusations 12. False accusations, Lk.6:7 False holiness 13. False holiness, Lk.7:39 Dishonesty 14. Dishonesty, Lk.16:14 Intimidation 15. Intimidation, Jn.12:42

5 II. Pharisees Are Popular  Pharisaism: Hypocritically self- righteous and condemnatory  Some use the word to brand anyone who condemns unscrip- tural doctrines and practices “You’re a Pharisee”

6 How to escape the brand?  Allow anything and everything  The church should “give up moralizing on sexual issues” – Gregory Boyd Preach Jesus…ignore His teachings!  Mt.5:32; 15:18-19

7 You may be a Pharisee if you believe one must – 1. Be baptized to be saved – Max Lucado [Lk.7:29-30] 2. Adhere to teaching of Scripture [2 Jn.9] – Pharisees: elders’ tradition, Mt.15:3-4 *2 Th.2:15; 3:6 – R. Shelly: gospel =Mt.-Jn. *Ac.15

8 3. Worship God in spirit and truth – Pharisees did not, Mt Love in context of obeying God, Jn.14:15 Never Never “you obey too much”! 5. Avoid beginnings of sin. E.g.: *Dn.1:8 *Mt.5:22-23, 27-28, *1 Co.6:18; 8-10 *Hb.12:1-2

9 Taking precautions is not Pharisaical  Dangers and digressions begin w. baby steps  This is where we must resist Marriage partner Children Health VFW hall... Pitch Pool for baptisms

10 Worship, not entertain  “Largest Church in America”  Meets at 5:00 p.m. Sat. for L.S.  Mechanical music On Sunday, acappella

11 Gender roles men now held that women were not to exercise authority Carrol Osburn (ACU) : “For men whose gender identity and social domination were at stake due to these major upheavals that threatened patriarch- alism, religion was seen as a useful tool...men now held that women were not to exercise authority... Texts such as I Cor. 14:34-35 and I Tim. 2:11-15 were stressed to for- bid women teaching and preaching in the presence of men”

12 Gender roles Gender roles (cont’d.)  “Such fundamentalist views on women in the church are pri- marily the result of reaction against cultural changes and only secondarily the result of biblical proof-texting. This, basically, is our legacy” (Women In The Church: Reclaiming the Ideal, 8-9, 17)  Baby steps: let women pass L.S.

13 Morals  Clothing (how long is long?)  Fitting in vs standing out  Ro.12:1-2 Romans 14 allows us to differ in “ethical questions” like drinking alcohol, dancing and immodest dress (David Chadwell, Beware of the Leaven of the Pharisees


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