by Pastor Christian Adjemian, Dipl.Div., Ph.D.
Gospel: St. Matthew 16:5-12
I. The Lord warns against teaching that breeds hypocrisy.
A. Christ issues a double warning.
B. Is this warning still relevant in these days?
C. The disciples’ reaction demonstrates how very much needed is Christ’s warning. - Matthew 6:25.
II. The Pharisees and Sadducees bred religious hypocrisy.
A. They each built their own religious system within Judaism.
Mark 7:5; Galatians 1:14; Matthew 23:1-3.
B. The leaven of hypocrisy.
Luke 12:1-2; Matthew 23:5-7; Colossians 2:20-23.
III. The Church must continue to beware of the leaven of hypocrisy.
A. Jesus’ warning is for his disciples is applicable even today, more than 2000 years later.
Ephesians 2:8-10; Galatians 5:4-9.
B. Because it is the truth that sets us free, any leaven of hypocrisy, of wickedness, can corrupt us.
John 8:31-32; 1Corinthians 5:6-8.
C. Do we have enough bread for the mission?
D. Take heed and beware of hypocrisy.
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