Pharisees

King Herod and the Wise Men

Between Malachi and Matthew: Greedy, Obsessed People, Far from God, Vie for Power

When last we left the Hebrew people, they were enjoying 100 years of independence from any Gentile nation as the Hasmonean Dynasty. Why only 100 years? Where was God all this time? Today, we conclude the story with various people — both men and women — vying for power, and not caring who they crush …

Between Malachi and Matthew: Greedy, Obsessed People, Far from God, Vie for Power Read More »

Mark 12: Religious Rulers Challenge Jesus and See Him as a Threat

As I dive deeper into Jesus’ last week on earth, I can’t help but notice the similarities between the religious leaders back then and who we have now. Today’s “woke” pastors are threatened by the Gospel Truth and they refuse to preach it. They fear that people will leave their churches. People need to hear the truth as Jesus tells it. Seek the truth…

Beware! Woes and Warnings from Jesus: A Walk Through Holy Week

From Jesus’ triumphal entry (Palm Sunday) till the Last Supper (Holy or Maundy Thursday), Jesus had a few days to teach in Jerusalem. The disciples, of course, followed Him everywhere as did crowds of citizens. The people considered Him a prophet and a rabbi (teacher), but the leaders of the Jewish Temple – the Pharisees and the chief priests were concerned that Jesus was a false teacher.