MATTHEW 23

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Matthew 23:1-7

MARKS OF A HYPOCRITE

 

A HYPOCRITE IS:

 

INCONSISTENT - Vss. 1-3

The Scribes and Pharisees were great at telling others what to do, but didn't do it themselves.

 

INCONSIDERATE - Vss. 4

They placed great burdens on others, but didn't place the same burdens on themselves.

 

INSINCERE - Vss. 5-7

They wanted to be seen as holy and respected but did not want to earn the holiness or respect.

 

 

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Matthew 23:23-28

IS THERE A PHARISEE WITHIN ME

 

The Pharisees were the religious fundamentalists of their day.  Although they had stood for many good things, they had fallen into the sin of hypocrisy.  There is nothing wrong with being a "fundamental" Christian, but let's beware of making some of the same mistakes which the Pharisees made.

 

OUTWARD COMPLIANCE, INWARD FAILURE Vss. 23-24

OUTWARD CLEANLINESS, INWARD FILTH Vss. 25-26

OUTWARD COMELINESS, INWARD FAULTS Vss. 27-28

 

 

 

 

 

 

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