Current Tag: Pharisees

“No matter what the circumstances are, I think everyone likes the feeling of getting a better seat somewhere than the one you were originally given…One time about twelve years or so ago I found myself...
“John wasn’t hurting anybody. He was just out there in the wilderness preaching and baptizing when the posse from the Pharisees rode up,” begins Jim Somerville, Pastor of Richmond’s First Baptist Church and Co-Founder of...
Richard Voelz, Associate Professor of Preaching and Worship at Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, Virginia, preaches the Gospel lesson for the Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost (Matthew 23:1-12). It’s Jesus at his fiercest, confronting hypocrisy and...
In Matthew 22:15-22, the Pharisees tried to trick Jesus by asking him about paying taxes. His answer is familiar to us. “Give therefore to the emperor the things that are the emperor’s, and to God...
“There’s something holy and important about paying attention to our surroundings and to the people near us,” says Rev. Dr. Kristin Adkins Whitesides, Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church, Winchester, Virginia. She invites us to...
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