A theory of jerks
Are you surrounded by fools? Are you the only reasonable person around? Then maybe you’re the one with the jerkitude, writes Eric Schwitzgebel in this humorous article exploring the theme of jerks, being judgmental, morality, etc.
Hypocrisy and Grace
Only by the grace of God can we avoid hypocrisy, recognize our sin and misery, and live fully into our identity as children of God.
Hearts Filled with Hypocrisy
This devotional on Matthew 23:28 considers hypocrisy, suggesting that though we fail along the way, we must seek to walk along God’s paths. We want our words and deeds to match.
The Scribes and Pharisees, their Hypocrisy and Vanity
Jesus teaches his disciples about hypocrisy and vanity
God's Salvation and Warning Against Hypocrisy
This resource reflects on God's rescue of God's people and how Christians should work out their salvation with integrity. It provides Scripture texts related to the theme along with various resources for worship.
A Sermon Starter on Genuine Love
These sermon starter notes by Kwasi Kena on Romans 12:9-21 focus on how new life in Christ displays genuine love. Paul urges Christians to love their enemies, to not seek vengeance, and to abandon hypocrisy.
All You Gotta Do Is Call. Maybe.
In this Groundwork podcast by Scott Hoezee and Dave Bast, they explore the apparent contradiction in Romans 10:13 and Matthew 7:21. They unpack how one is speaking about the power of preaching, the other about hypocrisy.
Rites and Mites
This page contains a variety of resources for service and sermon planning on Ruth 3:1-5, 4:13-17, Mark 12:38-44, and Hebrews 9:24-28. Themes include hospitality, grace, atonement, spiritual hypocrisy and corruption, and generosity.
Practice What You Preach
We can learn a great deal about the humility and sacrificial service Christ desires of his followers by exploring his prickly condemnation of the hypocrisy of the religious leaders of his day.
In this sermon Deborah Fortel points out that Jesus' denunciation of the hypocrisy of the scribes and Pharisees (Matthew 23:1-12) shifts quickly to warning his own followers that true greatness means humble service.
The Worst Hypocrisy
This short commentary is on why the hypocrisy of the Pharisees trying to use God to meet their ends is so bad. This is useful for Luke 6:46, Psalm 50:16, and Matthew 3:7.
Commentary on Mark 12:38-44
Mark 12:38-44, the story of the widow's offering, was more than a story about faithful giving. Rather, this was a story that exposed the religious leaders for their hypocrisy. And, it may just expose us all!
Full Text Hymns on Hypocrisy
The Judgement of HypocritesPD
By Grace I'm SavedPD
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When Prayer Is Difficult
In this excerpt from "Cries from the Heart," Johann Christoph Arnold reflects on the necessity of prayer and impediments to prayer, including busyness, pride, self-centeredness, hypocrisy, and guilt.
Illuminating the Darkness: John 1
Time to time, we experience the darkness and hypocrisy of the church. Even when deeper, darker corners arise, Carol Howard Merritt encourages us to keep shining light.
Out of an Agony of Love
This homily on Matthew 23:1-12 warns today's Church, and today's Christians, against the hypocrisy of the Pharisees. Be humble as Jesus was humble and let God do the exalting, not you.
Yes or No
In this prayerful reflection on Matthew 5:33-37, Matthew Kaderabek urges readers to be honest and sincere in their dealings with others, eschewing any form of hypocrisy or deceit.
A sermon starter on Matthew 23:1-12 by Scott Hoezee, who explores both biblical and contemporary examples of Pharisaical hypocrisy, which is concerned more with appearances than with the inner person
Beware the Yeast of the Pharisees
Shiao Chong unpacks Jesus' warning to beware of the yeast of the Pharisees as he points to ways in which we fall into the same patterns of hypocrisy as the Pharisees of Jesus' time.
Hating the Duggars
This article shares the author's deep self reflection as he contemplates distain for Duggar family, revels in their public fall, and realizes his own hypocrisy. Includes a prayer of forgiveness.
Shakespeare's Language Lessons
Illustrating how the Christian jargon in William Shakespeare's "Merchant of Venice" is used to highlight the characters' hypocrisy, this article by Robert Erle Barham calls attention to how religious language is used in society.