Search ResultsHypocrisy 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. Masqueraders Anonymous 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. 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. Thoughts, Prayers, and Condolences Are Not Enough In the face of mass shootings, this article suggests that faith leaders must not only console their communities after gun violence but also hold them responsible for making a change in our society. 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. 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. Full Text Hymns on Hypocrisy Hypocrisy exposedPD
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See more hymns... Illustrations on Sin and Its Consequences, Hypocrisy, Using Texting to Stop Smoking, and the Entitlement Culture Material for sermons include sin and its consequences, hypocrisy, the least free countries, how texting helps smokers kick the habit while aiding self-discipline, and the dangers of creating an entitlement culture. 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." 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. 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. 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. 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. 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.