In our reading plan, we come to Luke 12 today.
In the meantime, when so many thousands of the people had gathered together that they were trampling one another, he began to say to his disciples first, “Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. (Luke 12:1 ESV)
In the previous chapter (Luke 11:37-54), we saw the difference between the teachings of Jesus and the teachings of religion, of the Pharisees. To help us understand, here is part of a sermon on Luke 11 from Matt Chandler, of The Village Church in Texas:
Jesus tends to be for people who are really a mess. He tends to speak softly to them, very gently to them. But when people got religious and started to try to lay religion on other people, Jesus got very upset. Look at verse 37.
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