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Hypocrisy In Matthew 23:1-12, Jesus points to the hypocrisy of the Pharisees. Scott Hoezee, in this sermon starter, suggests speaking to hypocrisy’s deception, which values what people think rather than the truth of one’s character. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching | Author: Scott E. Hoezee 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. Resource type: Article | Source: The Banner | Author: Cornelius Plantinga 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. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis | Source: The High Calling The Scribes and Pharisees, their Hypocrisy and Vanity Jesus teaches his disciples about hypocrisy and vanity Resource type: Image | Source: Pitts Theology Library Digital Image Archive | Author: Henricus van den Leemputte Jesus and the Pharisees In reference to Mark 7:1-8, Frederick Buechner says that "hypocrisy and irrelevance" angered Jesus the most; and thus he strongly attacked the Pharisees, "the good people who should have known better." Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Day1 | Author: Frederick Buechner Walker Percy on hypocrisy A short quote from "Lost in the Cosmos: The Last Self-Help Book" by Walker Percy about hypocrisy. Resource type: Book Quote | Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching | Author: Walker Percy Hating the Duggars This article shares the author's deep self reflection as he contemplates distain for Duggar family and revels in their public fall and realizes his own hypocrisy. Resource type: Article | Source: Day1 | Author: Greg Garrett To Be or Not to Be This reflection on Matthew 23:27-32 highlights Jesus' response to the hypocrisy of the Pharisees, warning us of the dangers of fearing humans rather than God. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis | Source: ePriest Who's a Hypocrite? This article considers religious hypocrisy and its impact on our youth, suggesting that young people want real relationships with people who are genuinely trying to follow Jesus, even if they aren’t perfect. Resource type: Article | Source: Ministry Matters | Author: Mike Poteet Theatrical Religion John R. Gunn calls out the danger of a religion becoming merely a performance and gives us a stern warning against hypocrisy in this article. Resource type: Article | Source: Day1 | Author: John R. Gunn Frederick Douglass Challenged Christians to Live Without Hypocrisy This sermon illustration is a reflection on Frederick Douglas, a leader in the abolitionist movement, often comparing Christian slave owners to the Pharisees Jesus criticized in Matthew 23. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: D.H. Dilbeck 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. Resource type: Devotional | Source: ePriest | Author: Matthew Kaderabek Full Text Hymns on Hypocrisy Hypocrisy exposedPD
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Ananias and Sapphira This audio commentary on Acts 5:1-11 considers the challenges of interpreting the story of Ananias and Sapphira whose hypocrisy resulted in their deaths. Hypocrisy is seen as the greatest threat to the community's integrity and holiness. Resource type: Audio/Video | Source: Groundwork | Author: Scott Hoezee To Do Good or Evil? This devotional on Mark 3:1-6 notes Christ's anger at the hypocrisy of the Pharisees and their hardness of heart, and encourages us to turn from evil in our own hearts. Resource type: Devotional | Source: ePriest | Author: Walter Schu Daddy Bunnies and Fatherhood as a Vocation In this resource, Matthew Woodley and Paul Pastor share several sermon illustrations that can be used for messages on the theme of fatherhood, parenting, faith, courage, suffering, evil, theodicy, apologetics, lust, pornography, hypocrisy, brokenness, and salvation. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: Mathew Woodley 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. Resource type: Article | Source: Perspectives Journal | Author: Robert Erle Barham Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost If you are preaching for Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost from the Revised Common Lectionary, here are some sermon ideas as well as planning suggestions for the service. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline | Source: Discipleship Ministries A Life of Integrity at Home A devotional reflection by Mark D. Roberts on Psalm 101:2. Roberts explores the meaning of integrity--the opposite of hypocrisy--and the need for Christians, and especially Christian leaders, to exhibit it even in private life. Resource type: Devotional | Source: The High Calling | Author: Mark D. Roberts 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. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis | Source: Groundwork | Author: Scott Hoezee Commentary on Isaiah 58:9b-14 Isaiah 58 gives us a picture of the problems in the community. Their relationship to God was not good. What should have been days of worship turn out to be times of fighting and hypocrisy Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline | Source: Working Preacher - Preach This Week | Author: James Limburg
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