Summary: Don’t just talk the walk; walk the walk, too.
Modern Day Pharisees
January 13, 2008 Evening Service
Immanuel Baptist Church, Wagoner, OK
Message Point: Don’t just talk the walk; walk the walk, too.
Focus Passage: Matthew 23:1-12
Supplemental Passage: 1 Samuel 16:7 says, “..the Lord does not see as mortals see; they look on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.”
Introduction: When Oxford and Cambridge Universities decided to admit commoners as students in the 1600s, the unprecedented flood of new innovative thought had a tremendous impact on British society. Each student was listed on the record by name and title. The commoners' names were listed with the Latin inscription, Sine Nobilitate, meaning Without Nobility. The abbreviation was S. Nob., which within the rigid class systems of the time had both positive and negative connotations. The word "snob" is still in use today.
I. The Problem of Presumption
a. Hypocrites presume to know what is best for other people
II. The Problem of Pride
a. Hypocrites love to be seen by others.
b. They are name droppers.