The Pharisees

Last week, we discussed about the Sadducees. This Sunday the Pharisees are our main focus. Who were they? In contrast to the Sadducees, they were mostly middle class businessmen and therefore were in contact with the common man. They were held in much higher esteem by the common man than

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The Sadducees

The Gospels refer often to the Sadducees and Pharisees, as Jesus was in constant conflict with them. The Sadducees and Pharisees comprised the ruling class of Israel. There are many similarities between the two groups but important differences between them as well. During the time of Christ and the New

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Let The Lord Build You

“And I say unto you, that thou art Peter and upon this rock I will build my Church and the gate of hell shall not prevail against it” When the passion of Jesus was getting close and at Caesera Philippi on his way to Jerusalem with his disciples, he suddenly

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Learning From Failure

Text: Genesis 4:1-3.5 God created Eve to fill an unmet need in Adam’s otherwise perfect world. She entered a land free from pain, heartache, and sin, but her fluctuating emotions made obedience a struggle. Eventually She influenced Adam to join her in sin. Their choice to follow Satan rather than

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A Sheep Or A Goat?

The Bible’s use of goats and sheep as metaphors for Christians may be known to some of us. However most people in the Church seem to be more familiar with sheep but our mental picture of goats is usually vague. God uses the goat to symbolize evil in numerous instances

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