These were taken from my message yesterday – which can be downloaded FREE at http://www.victorywired.com under Media (messages or podcasts)
You might be a Pharisee if:
You see church as all about ministering to you and your personal needs.
You don’t really think you need grace – after all, you’re doing pretty good at this Christian thing.
You judge others by their actions, but are offended when people fail to judge you by your intentions.
You don’t really feel called to minister to “those” people.
You sure wish ole Jimbo or Earnestine had been here to hear this today – because God knows she sure does need to hear it.
You rush to judgment and meting out punishment first without ever considering the possibility of mercy when you hear of someone else’s failure.
You’re consumed with splinters and haven’t dealt with personal logs.
You actually acknowledge that you have sin, but know it’s nowhere near what other people are doing.
God will take care of “those people.” You just worry about ministering to me and my family and keeping us happy pastor.
Phariseeism is a virus – contagious – the only way to treat it, to wash regularly with the water of the Word and apply grace generously.