You might have seen the YouTube guy that pokes fun at church stuff. I’m not sure what kind of church he attends (if any), but he has a popular video about how to write your own Contemporary Christian song in just 5 minutes or less, using only 4 chords. It’s pretty funny, actually, because it’s so accurate.
Another of his videos pokes fun at the various types of churches: the megachurches that are so big, they just don’t care. The middle churches that are trying to be cool like the megachurches but can’t quite move past… the Bible. And then the traditional churches, which–he says–are legalistic and judgmental.
That’s true… IF they’re legalistic and judgmental.
We’re a traditional church. Are we therefore legalistic and judgmental?
We took the last couple weeks off Sunday school for our combined sessions, and now we return to Leviticus. It’s interesting to see how the legalistic, judgmental people in the New Testament (the Pharisees) interpreted Leviticus.
They obeyed the laws perfectly.
And Jesus rebuked them for it. He destroyed them.
So… are WE legalistic and judgmental? We’re just trying to do what the Pharisees did… obey the Scripture?
Where’s the difference? Did the Pharisees miss something in Leviticus?
Yep. They obeyed EVERYTHING except the most important thing.
Let’s talk about that today.