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Evangelical Pharisees

The Gospel as Cure for the Church's Hypocrisy
1. Beware of the Leaven
2. Pharisees and Revelation
3. Pharisees and Redemption
4. Pharisees and Regeneration
5. Pharisees and God

Used with permission. In partnership with Crossway.


Michael Reeves (PhD, King’s College, London) is president and professor of theology at Union School of Theology in Bridgend and Oxford, United Kingdom. He is the author of several books, including Delighting in the Trinity; Rejoice and Tremble; and Gospel People.
Evengelical Pharisees, which follows Gospel People, urges evangelicals to move away from Pharisaism and towards genuine reformation.

The Bible warns against hypocrisy and the danger of it spreading throughout the church. Pharisaism, which appears outwardly as devout religion but is actually fuelled by pride, idolatry, and apostasy, is still a problem among evangelicals today.

Michael Reeves explores how Jesus teaches the church to recognise and overcome this deep issue.

This book highlights three key doctrines which the Pharisees misunderstood: their approach to Scripture, their understanding of salvation, and their disregard of regeneration.

Evangelical Pharisees
will help readers find the necessary tools for true reformation.

Additional Resources

 Gospel Theology – An Online Course

This course offers a comprehensive understanding of the Gospel, helping you to appreciate God's grace and holiness, and tap into the gospel's transformative power.

This course will help you explore a third way of living that is distinct from both legalism and antinomianism.

2. Are You an Evangelical, a Pharisee, or Both? - A Crossway Podcast featuring Michael Reeves

In this podcast episode, Michael Reeves discusses how the Pharisees are not just the 'bad guys' from the Bible, but an example of what hypocrisy can look like in the church even today.

3. The Centrality of the Gospel - An article by Timothy Keller 

The gospel is the central element in the Christian life and continually renews the believer and the Church. This article outlines fourteen ways in which the gospel impacts the believer and eight ways it nurtures the Church.

4. Truth Without Love, Love Without Truth - A talk by Timothy Keller

This talk will help you understand the gospel vs two opposing systems of salvation. Tim Keller speaks about the deep meaning of grace, the importance of maintaining our faith in Christ, and the beautiful analogy of marriage between the church and Christ.