Jesus tells his disciples to beware of the yeast of the Sadducees and Pharisees. In other words, beware of what makes them rise. Jesus knows that our religion and our identities will be polluted by what makes people rise in the world. He knows that we will try to save our lives without giving up worldly yeast. But, in order to find your life, Jesus says, you have to rise as God does, through sacrifice.
Sunday message from March 3, 2013.