When you think about yourself, what do you think? What do you believe about yourself? A great source of pain in our lives comes from the inability to see ourselves correctly. We hear the voice in our head tell us that we aren’t lovable, will never be successful, or are just not good enough. Or maybe you hear the other voice in your head that says you are better then everyone around you, no one can compare to your goodness. Paul tells Timothy that our beliefs and behavior effect us and the people around us. This week we introduce a series where we will look at a group of people who never knew how to mind their own business: The Pharisees. Each week we will examine an interaction between Jesus, the person who knew exactly who he was, and the pharisees, a group of people completely confused about Jesus. The first story we will look at comes from John 3 where Jesus meets a very well intentioned but confused Pharisee named Nicodemus. In his time with Jesus, Nicodemus learns how what we believe about Jesus is the foundation for proper understanding of ourselves. Over the series we will look at four beliefs about ourselves and others that effect our relationships: 1. Believing to much about ourselves 2. Believing the truth about ourselves 3. Believing too little of others 4. Believing the truth about others.