Tag: Pharisees

Rock Foundation

At the end of the Sermon on the Mount, the first major sermon that Jesus delivered, He gave a few tips on what we need to do to enter the Kingdom of Heaven.  Much of what Jesus shared in the Sermon on the Mount…

The Plank in Your Eye

During the time of Christ, the religious leaders known as the Pharisees were well known for judging the actions of others.  Jesus was not against judging between good and evil.  Jesus was against assigning motives to someone else’s actions. “Do not judge, or you…

For the Right Reasons

During the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus rejected the interpretation of the law held by the Jewish religious leaders known as the Pharisees.  By focusing on the letter of the law rather than the spirit of the law, the Pharisees had gone off in…

The Law

Most cities have speed laws for motor vehicles.  The letter of the law is to maintain a certain speed when driving.  The spirit of the law is to drive at a safe speed so as not to endanger anyone.  If the speed limit is…

A Gift from God

Soon after Jesus appointed His twelve apostles, He appeared before a large crowd and delivered His first recorded sermon known as the Sermon on the Mount.  Many people were aware of the miracles Jesus was performing and were eager to hear Him teach.  The…