Hope for the Recovering Pharisee (7 of 7) by Jim Perdue

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Hope for the Recovering Pharisee (7 of 7)
Series: Accidental Pharisees
Jim Perdue
1 Timothy 1:12-17

If you missed last Sunday night you missed an incredible blessing. I can’t even begin to tell you what a blessing it was to hear from Caroline Green. The story of how God is working around the world, and how He used her to accomplish His work is miraculous!

Tonight, we conclude our series entitled Accidental Pharisees. I began this series by making a confession. By telling you that I’m a recovering Pharisee. By admitting that I still have a long way to go. By asking you to examine your life to see if you have any legalistic tendencies.

I believe the Holy Spirit has done an incredible work in the lives of so many people. Thank you for your kind words, your encouragement, and your stories about how God has used this series in your life. Remember, this series is for me as much as it was for you.

Some of you haven’t like this series very much. I’m okay with that. I want you to know that I love you and that I’m praying for you. I pray that you will come to see the wonderful grace and love available in Jesus and learn to show that grace and love to others.

But I recognize even with a series like this, some of you will simply refuse to change. *You won’t change until you die; and that will only be when the mortician actually shapes a smile onto your face!*

We’ve talked about some really important topics throughout this series. We’ve talked about living for Jesus out of the overflow of relationship instead of following a system of rules. We’ve talked about the danger of spiritual comparison; worrying about the speck in someone’s eye when we should be concerned about the telephone pole in our own eye. We’ve talked about loving the people of God, even though we might have different preferences, styles, or ideas. We’ve talked about how clothes, worship styles, and personal preferences don't make us any more righteous in the sight of God.

But tonig ...


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