The challenge all humans have is that we don’t see ourselves accurately. If you doubt that, just ask the person you’re living with if you’re the one exception, and see if your defenses go up at their response. No one thinks of themselves as a Pharisee—like those who killed Jesus. But it’s not that black and white—there’s a lot of gray between being exactly like Jesus and wanting to kill him. This survey comes out of a study of every encounter Jesus had with the world around him—comparing his attitudes and actions with those of the religious Pharisees. The book Mud and the Masterpiece reveals the findings of this study with inspiring stories to help us all grow to be life-giving people like Jesus. The Pharisees of Jesus day were not all bad—they actually had enough good qualities that Jesus said, “Do all they tell you, but just don’t become like them” (Matt. 23:3). We all can subtly drift into religious attitudes or behaviors that subtly reflect the Pharisees’ thoughts or actions more than those of Jesus. Those Pharisees humble enough to submit themselves to God and really consider what Jesus was saying actually became important leaders in his movement. Regardless of the survey results, we can do the same. Answer the questions as honestly as you can. It will take about 3 minutes. Afterwards, you’ll see your results.

1. I see God-given value in every person, regardless of the their past or present condition.
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2. I prefer to serve people who attend my church rather than those outside the church.
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3. I tell others that the most important thing in life is following God's rules.
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4. I see God working in people's lives, even when they are not following Him.
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5. It is more important to help people know that God is for them than to make sure they know they are sinners.
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6. I like to point out those who do not have the right theology or doctrine.
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7. I believe we should stand together against those who are opposed to Christian values.
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8. People who follow God's rules are better people than those who do not.
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9. I believe God is for everyone.
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10. I feel grateful to be a Christian when I see other people's failures and flaws.
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11. I find it hard to be friends with people who seem to constantly do the wrong things.
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12. I listen to others to learn their story before telling them about my faith.
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13. In recent years I have influenced multiple people to consider following Christ.
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14. I feel compassion for people who are not following God and are doing immoral things.
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15. I don't talk about my sins or struggles. That's between me and God.
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16. It's not my responsibility to help people who won't help themselves.
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17. I regularly choose to have meals with people with very different faith or morals from me.
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18. I try to discover the needs of non-Christians rather than waiting for them to come to me.
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19. I try to avoid spending time with people who are openly gay or lesbian.
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20. I am personally spending time with non-believers to help them follow Jesus.
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Results

Below you will find two linear scales, one for Attitude and one for Actions, reporting the results of The Barna Group survey you just took. The purpose of this is not to think more highly of yourself than you ought (if you score more like Jesus), nor to make you feel threatened and defensive (if you score more like the Pharisees), but to think about how we can all grow to become more like Jesus.

In your actions, you are like:

ACTIONS

The icon on this scale reflects a combination of the questions you answered on actions. If your score landed you on the side of the Pharisees, that doesn’t mean everything about you is Pharisaical. You may have the right heart, but you’re just too busy or too preoccupied to fully put your heart into action with the world around you. That can change! If you came out on the side of Jesus, that doesn’t mean there’s no room to grow, it means your impact on the world around you should increasingly look more like Jesus. For that purpose, we give you specific feedback to see which actions line up with Jesus the most, and with the Pharisees most, and include chapter helps and exercises from Mud and the Masterpiece to help you grow to be more like Jesus.

Your Action Most Like Jesus

Your Action Most Needing to Become Like Jesus

In your attitudes, you are like:

ATTITUDES

The icon on this scale reflects a combination of the questions you answered on attitude. If your score landed you on the side of the Pharisees, that doesn’t mean everything about you is Pharisaical. It means there may be some religious or cultural values you’ve picked up about people that are not actually those of Jesus, but will affect how life-giving you are to the world around you. If you came out on the side of Jesus, that doesn’t mean there’s no room to grow, it means your impact on the world around you should increasingly look more like Jesus. For that purpose, we give you specific feedback on where your attitudes line up with Jesus most, and with the Pharisees most, and include chapter helps and exercises from Mud and the Masterpiece to help you grow to be more like Jesus.

Your Attitude Most Like Jesus

Your Attitude Most Needing to Become Like Jesus

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