The Journey Inward: In What Ways Are We Like The Pharisees?


May 25, 2017

Dr. John Campbell

Pharisees! Historically they were members of an ancient Jewish sect that emphasized strict interpretation and observance of the Mosaic Law in both oral and written form.

In the Gospels Jesus frequently engages them in conversation. When he does there’s often an inability on their part to discern Jesus’ message. They could also be argumentative and hostile.

In the Gospel of John Chapter 10:1-10, Jesus is, you guessed it, addressing Pharisees; he challenges their religious outlook as an impediment to understanding his more open way of being alive in the world.

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