How many times have we heard the use of the words, “Do as I say, not as I do.”?  That expression actually came from one of Jesus’ speeches where he is talking about the Pharisees and scribes, the religious hypocrites of his day. Where did these Pharisees and scribes come from and why was Jesus so against them? They are not mentioned as part of the religious order in the Old Testament.  These new groups came about during the 400 year period of silence between the last prophet of the Old Testament and Jesus in the New Testament.  The Old Testament tells about Levite Priests, Judges, Prophets and Kings, all appointed by God, but has no mention of the religious […]
Most people believe Jesus existed, some believe he is Christ, and others are somewhere in between – believing in a modern-day Jesus but not really believing all those Old Testament stories.  You remember the ones, taught to us a children in Sunday School… Jonah and the big fish, David and Goliath, parting the Red Sea.  Many of us stopped believing those stories once we grew up, but Jesus often referred to these Old Testament events and people when he was speaking to the Pharisees and the crowds.  Matthew 12:38-45 ~ Jesus and Jonah and the Whale   Then some of the scribes and Pharisees said to Him, “Teacher, we want to see a sign from You.” But He answered them, “An evil and adulterous generation demands a sign, but […]

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Sue McCusker is a writer, Bible teacher, and web developer who loves to share the stories of life and hope she sees around her every day. She has written for Guideposts and Angels on Earth magazines, and teaches the story of God in women's Bible study. Her stories of life, hope, and everyday faith show how we can experience real faith in our daily lives.