The few times Jesus gets mad in the Bible is when he is dealing with the Pharisees. In Mark 7, the Pharisees are criticizing the disciples for eating with unclean hands. Jesus fires right back to the Pharisees, mentioning their unclean minds. And he declares all food clean.
It’s not that Jesus is against religious traditions. But Jesus gets mad … Read the rest
The Pharisees are that character we love to hate. They aren’t pure evil … they’re just doing what they think is necessary to properly worship God.
However, Jesus comes in and breaks their rules, such as healing a “crippled” woman on the Sabbath. Jesus wants everyone to know that the Sabbath is about life, and what’s more godly than giving … Read the rest
“Resistant to Change”
Sermon by The Rev. Lisa Caine
March 1, 2015
The Pharisees in today’s gospel reading are opposed to everything Jesus is trying to do. They are opposed for the very best reasons; what he is doing is in violation of established law and tradition. They have a duty, an obligation to … Read the rest