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  • How The Pharisees Got It Wrong

    Contributed by Ken Mckinley on Aug 21, 2011
    based on 8 ratings
     | 7,389 views

    In this topical sermon we are going to examine how the Pharisees missed it so badly by examining their history, their beliefs, and where they went wrong.

    How the Pharisees Got it Wrong Text: Matthew 15:1-14 By: Ken McKinley (Read Text) Well we’re taking a little break from Ecclesiastes. We did last week so that I could talk to you all about how we might better serve God as a church. And tonight, I want to talk to you about how the ...read more

  • "Jesus Heads To East Ridge"

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on Aug 10, 2011
    based on 7 ratings
     | 4,384 views

    A sermon about the radical openness of God.

    Matthew 15:1-3, 7-28 “Jesus Heads to East Ridge” By: Ken Sauer, Pastor of East Ridge United Methodist Church, Chattanooga, TN eastridgeumc.org How many of you like Winnie the Pooh? In one of his famous escapades, this loveable toy bear tries to trap an elephant—or, as he ...read more

  • A Messiah Who Helps Keep Us Focused Series

    Contributed by Mark Schaeufele on Oct 24, 2010
    based on 4 ratings
     | 3,557 views

    Jesus teaches us to focus on what is really important.

    A Messiah Who Keeps Us Focused Text: Matt. 15:1-20 Introduction 1. Illustration: [Children have] a great need to know where behavioral boundaries are and who has the courage to enforce them. Years ago, during the early days of the progressive-education movement, an enthusiastic theorist ...read more

  • Truth Or Tradition

    Contributed by Steve Keeler on May 9, 2010
    based on 8 ratings
     | 4,024 views

    Matthew 15:1-20 Which we will follow God or man. The Bible or Additions and Changes of men

    Truth or Tradition? By Steve Keeler Matthew 15:1-20 "Then some Pharisees and scribes came to Jesus from Jerusalem and said,"Why do Your disciples break the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their hands when they eat bread." And He answered and said to them, "Why do you ...read more

  • Listening To Unchristian America

    Contributed by Jay Robison on Nov 2, 2007
    based on 6 ratings
     | 10,462 views

    Christianity has an image problem. What can we learn from how those outside the church see the church today. I use Jesus criticism of religious leaders to cause us to think.

    I have used sermoncentral along with other resources in this message. James White’s Critical Times email was a starting point. I also referred to Kinnaman’s book. LISTENING TO UnCHRISTIAN AMERICA October 28, 2007 Jay Davis Robison MATTHEW 15:1-12 The Church in America HAS AN IMAGE ...read more

  • Truth Or Tradition? Series

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Aug 30, 2007
    based on 73 ratings
     | 6,227 views

    Guess who’s come for a visit? It’s the big whigs from denominational headquarters. Isn’t it sad that Jesus had more problems w/ the religious than the lost? They made it all an outward matter and not an inward experience. Link inc. to text, audio, and Ppt

    Truth or Tradition? Matthew 15:1-20 http://gbcdecatur.org/sermons/TruthOrTradition.html Guess who popped in for a visit? It’s the scribes and Pharisees … the big whigs from denominational headquarters in Jerusalem. They are likely part of the Sanhedrin, the heavy hitters if you will. They ...read more

  • Spiritual Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

    Contributed by Brian Atwood on May 30, 2007
    based on 13 ratings
     | 3,213 views

    When our need for conforming to outward observances exceeds our regard for inward spiritual reality we need to address our spiritual obsessive-compulsive disorder.

    Spiritual Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder - Matthew 15:1-20 1 Some Pharisees and teachers of religious law now arrived from Jerusalem to see Jesus. They asked him, 2 “Why do your disciples disobey our age-old tradition? For they ignore our tradition of ceremonial hand washing before they eat.” ...read more

  • Lip-Service Won't Cut It!

    Contributed by Brian La Croix on Feb 14, 2007
    based on 6 ratings
     | 6,649 views

    Next message through Matthew, this one dealing with Jesus’ words about actually living what we say about loving God.

    Lip-Service Won’t Cut It! Matthew 15:1-9 November 19, 2006 There are a number of things in my life that I try to avoid, if at all possible. For instance, I try to avoid pot-holes in the road. I also try to avoid things like the tornado I mentioned a couple weeks ago, as well as any ...read more

  • When You're Hot And When You're Not

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on Dec 1, 2006
    based on 83 ratings
     | 7,319 views

    Let’s consider what was wrong with the Pharisees in order to find out what is sometimes wrong with us or what is lacking in our devotion to the Lord.

    INTRO.- Who’s hot and who’s not? It all depends on your viewpoint and what kind of TV news you watch. But if you have been watching the TV news at all you will get a glimpse of who’s hot and who’s not in the world of entertainment. Emmitt Smith of “Dancing with the Stars” fame is hot and ...read more

  • A Check-Up From The Heart Up!

    Contributed by Howard Strickland on Aug 1, 2006
    based on 21 ratings
     | 2,436 views

    Have you heard that saying, " there’s gold in them there pews." Well, every potential leader in your church needs these words of warning.

    A Check Up from the Heart Up! Text: Matthew 15: 1-3, 8-14 1 Then the scribes and Pharisees who were from Jerusalem came to Jesus, saying, 2 “Why do Your disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their hands when they eat bread.”3 He answered and said to them, “Why ...read more

  • No More Hypocrites, Please

    Contributed by Dean Rhine on Jan 25, 2006
    based on 8 ratings
     | 1,219 views

    Hypocrisy

    "No More Hypocrites, Please!" Matthew 15:1-20 9/21/97 Intro: We all have many traditions that we keep. We bow our heads and close our eyes when we pray. It’s not the only way to pray. The Bible gives many examples of prayer. Yet, we think this is the only way to pray. *If you don’t pray ...read more

  • Boundaries - Jesus And The Shock-Collar

    Contributed by Robert Fox on Jan 16, 2006
    based on 10 ratings
     | 5,134 views

    Uses the analogy of an "invisible fence" to explain Christian boundaries vs. spiritual freedom. Student ministry PowerPoint presentation.

    [Boundaries] Slide Graphic – sign: “NO TRESPASSING. Violators will be shot. Survivors will be shot again” Slide Text – These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. They worship me in vain; their teachings are but rules taught by men (Mathew 15:8-9) (Note: I ...read more

  • The Trouble With Tradition Series

    Contributed by Mitchell Skelton on Aug 18, 2003
    based on 73 ratings
     | 4,009 views

    How did Jesus deal with "Traditon." How can we apply His teaching to our practices today?

    The Trouble with Tradition Mark 7:1–13 INTRODUCTION We obtain biblical authority from three ways: 1. Direct Command, 2. Divine Example and 3. Necessary Inference. When we come across anything for which we do not have a command, example or cannot infer proper action from clear biblical ...read more

  • Show A Little Respect

    Contributed by Joe Harding on Nov 19, 2002
    based on 45 ratings
     | 4,789 views

    HONOR YOUR FATHER AND YOUR MOTHER, AS THE LORD YOUR GOD HAS COMMANDED YOU, SO THAT YOU MAY LIVE LONG AND THAT IT MAY GO WELL WITH YOU IN THE LAND THE LORD YOUR GOD IS GIVING YOU (DEUTERONOMY 5: 16/ EXODUS 20: 12).

    SHOW A LITTLE RESPECT MATTHEW 15: 1-20 NOVEMBER 10, 2002 INTRODUCTION: A LITTLE GIRL ONCE SAID TO HER MOTHER, “Mommy, if Santa Claus brings our presents, and God gives us our daily bread, and Uncle Sam gives us Social Security, why do we keep daddy around?” On his sixteenth birthday a son ...read more

  • Dead End Decisions

    Contributed by Randy Wood on Sep 29, 2002
    based on 23 ratings
     | 1,836 views

    Our text this morningwill show us the cause and effect of good and bad decisions.

    DEAD END DECISIONS TEXT: JOSHUA 24:15 INTRODUCTION: Every day all of us face many decisions that range from trivial to very important ones. When you get up out of the bed in the morning it is a ¡§new¡¨ day that god Himself has given to you that could possibly have an outcome that can ...read more