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 Form 2 CRE Lessons: Jesus begins His work in Galilee

Why Jesus faced opposition from the Pharisees and the scribes

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- He claimed to have the ability to forgive sins which the Pharisees and the scribes considered as blasphemy.
- On several occasions he healed on the Sabbath. His disciples also plucked grains on the Sabbath which the Pharisees viewed as work
- That his disciples did not fast like the disciples of John the Baptist.
- Because of the miracles that Jesus performed, his reputation continued to grow and many people followed him to have their sicknesses cured.
- He mixed and ate with sinners and tax collectors.
- Jesus called them hypocrites for they put the law before the well being of human beings.
- That Jesus called himself the Messiah (son of God) that was promised in the Old Testament.