Summary: Asking if you are living like a hypocrite
Are You Living Like a Hypocrit?
Matthew Chap. 23
Back in the day I just dearly loved Andy Griffith
And Barney Fiffe And John Wayne
And Hoss Cartwright & Little Joe
And today its Mel Gibson and Brad Pitt
Bruce Willis - and I don’t know many!
What are these people??
What do they do??
They’re Actors, or Pretenders!!
They set the stage!!!
That’s what a Hypocrit does!!!
And that’s what the devil does!!!
He is a liar, he is a thief, he is a pretender
He is a Hypocrit!!
He’s a fallen Angel!!!
And the Scribe’s and Pharisee’s who are of
the devil, they were the great actors or pretenders
Of their day!! and the things they sought after,
Taught, and wrought, were their stage masks!
The Bible Says:
Having a form of godliness but denying the power
Jesus’ last condemnation was of the Pharisees
And Scribe’s And It
Completely fills up Matthew chap 23
And this is His final and official rejection
Of these folks at the temple!
It was their one stronghold of influence and
Their Influence and admiration
And all else they did, was only to be seen of Men!
Vs 2 says they sit in Moses’ seat
That symbolized authority of their teaching.
Romans 2;19 says;
And art confident that thou thyself art a
Guide of the blind, a light of them
Which are in darkness!
A Hypocrite demands respect as a teacher
They want to be called Rabbi
In Hebrew means my great one or my teacher
Who are our Pharisees & Scribes and Saducees
They are here today just like they were
Here in Jesus’ day
Do you recognize them today when you see
Them on TV or in public with their crosses
Around their necks with Christ hanging on it dead
People listen to me Jesus ain’t dead!!!
These Are the ones that don’t recognize the
Cross on their Buildings and so forth.
There was a church in Defiance Ohio that,
its congregation out grew the Building and it
was sold to Another denomination and the
first thing They did was cut all the
crosses down on The Church house!!!
Needless to say they didn’t last very long!!
Because you can’t survive without Christ!!
And if you’re an enemy of the cross
Then you sure don’t have Jesus livin in
And I’ve asked people if they went to church
This past Sunday
And they say I quit going there because they
Weren’t nothing but a bunch of Hypocrites.
I said honey would you rather go and worship
The Lord with a few hypocrites or would you
Rather go to hell with all of them!!!!!
People are always shopping with hypocrites
I know for a fact that they’ll spend a hundred
Or so at wal-mart.
And they’re always goin out to eat with them
At Chi-Chi’s or Olive Garden and especially
The Chinese joint up town!!
But it’s just to terrible for them to go to
Church With them hypocrites!!!!!
Matthew 23;3 says
All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe,
that observe and do;
but do not ye after their works:
for they say, and do not.
So you see they reject their own work!!!
They want you to live it but they cant live it!!
In social or religious life,
They are in love with power and the place
and the pride
The praise, and the prominence
Matthew 11:29 says
Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me
For I am meek and lowly in heart
And ye shall find rest unto your souls!!!
Matthew 23:5 says
But all their works they do for to be seen of
Men - They make broad their phylacteries,
and enlarge the borders of their garments
A hypocrite’s works are done to be seen by
Others just Like the hypocrites today
Their outward style of dress and nice forms of
Religion made the sum of their godliness!!!
And a phylacteries is a small box containing
A parchment or skin which bible verses were
Like Exodus Chap 13
Or Deut. Chapter 6
And Deut. Chapter 11
These are worn on the foreheads or on their arms
Most people wore them only during prayer
But the hypocrites or the Pharisees
Wore them continually
And even sought to enlarge them so that
It would attract more attention
Now Jesus didn’t condemn wearing them
But He condemned them being shown in public.
Matthew 23;13 tells us
How they rob men of truth and life
And how they reject truth and life
But woe unto you scribes and Pharisees,
hypocrites, for ye shut up the kingdom of
heaven against men; for ye neither go in
yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are
entering to go in!!
see it said shut up the kingdom of heaven