Religion places an emphasis on outward appearances, but God places emphasis on our hearts, attitudes, and motives. The Pharisees of Jesus’ day zealously prayed, fasted, tithed, and observed holy days, but their hearts were far from God. Beware of becoming a follower of contemporary Christianity, which has an exrernal form of godliness, but is devoid of Jesus’ grace, love, and mercy. Be a follower of Jesus! Please open your Bible to Mark chapter seven, and listen as Pastor Ray Viola begins his study of verses one through thirteen.