Sermon on the Mount
Today we start the 3 topics that Jesus discusses as our Christian service to God; giving, prayer and fasting. Jesus explains that these things inthemselves are not bad at all in fact what we should do. The issue is that we often do the right things but with the wrong motives. It goes back to the heart. Won't you prepare your heart in prayer before you listen today? May the Lord speak to you today as you listen!
GLENN PEASE • Sermon • • 157 views
By Pastor Glenn Pease Every able bodied man in Russia must serve in the army, but Abe managed to remain quietly on his farm year after year. One day his neighbor asked him, "Abe, how does a strong young man like you manage to get by without being drafted for the Red Army?" "That is what I am asking myself,"…
What Would Jesus Undo
The Danger of Hypocrisy Hypocrisy. It’s when hands lifted in praise have been earlier used for sin. It’s when lips proclaiming praise had hours earlier been used for insults. It’s when one’s reputation and one’s character are vastly different. The Pharisees were condemned for their hypocrisy. We read the stories of their encounters with Jesus and shake our heads at how far off they were from the truth without realizing that that is why they were condemned in the first place. Today, we need to evaluate and see if our lifestyle is different than that of the hypocritical Pharisees. Are we living lives of integrity? Read Jesus’ words in Matthew 15:1-9. Jesus condemned the Pharisees because they were more focused on people breaking their traditions than God’s commandments. It infuriated them that Jesus’ disciples did not follow protocol when it came to washing of hands and the manner in which they ate. Jesus was exhausted from their unwillingness to see the big picture.
Luke Simmons • Sermon • • 95 views
Introduction: I have to admit that when I first started reading the Bible, I didn’t really like Jesus. He seemed like a jerk because of the way that he talked to people. But the more I read, the more I realized that his harshest words were to the people most like me – the self-righteous, arrogant, people-pleasing…
Everyone Who Hears These Words
Doug Vaughan • Crosspoint Community Church • Sermon • • 27 views • 33:51
Why do you give? Why do you give to those in need? Are you looking for attention here? Do you seek applause? Do you turn all of it into a big show? In the area of giving, what’s the right way to go for those who follow Jesus? When you give, how should you give? Would you like to know? Let’s listen to Jesus here. Let’s learn from Jesus here. Let’s follow Jesus here.
Michael Stark • Sermon • • 27 views
“When you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing,…
Sermon on the Mount
Rev. Claude L. White, Jr. • Sermon • • 16 views
Don’t Be Phony 1 “Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven. 2 “Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that…
Faithlife Sermons • Sermon • • 12 views
An outward pretence masking an inner reality. Scripture condemns hypocrisy, especially in matters of faith. Believers should express their commitment to God in their words and their deeds, as well as in their inner motivation.
Faithlife Sermons • Sermon • • 8 views
The deception of others by individuals, usually for the sake of their own interest, safety or pride. Scripture condemns such pretence and demands honesty from believers at every point.
Sermon on the Mount
Rev. Claude L. White, Jr. • Sermon • • 5 views
A Genuine Heart of Service 2 “Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. 3 But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand…
The Matthew Study
Dr. Gregory Hall • Sermon • • 5 views • 41:11
The Lord's prayer is the center of Jesus' first discourse in the book of Matthew. It's a model for how to pray. He wasn't asking us to repeat it word for word, but rather apply the model to our own lives.
Tim Adams • Sermon • • 3 views
Jan 20th “” Lk. 11:45-54 Proverbs 15:11 (NASB95) 11 Sheol and Abaddon lie open before the Lord, How much more the hearts of men! Psalm 139:23 (NASB95) 23 Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me and know my anxious thoughts; Matthew 6:1-4 (NASB95) 1 “Beware of practicing your righteousness before…
In what ways did Jesus point out the hypocrisies of man? What are different motives we can have for doing things? What is our eye and mind focused on?
Dave McNeff • Sermon • • 2 views
April 26, 2015 Intro – (Read Lu 11:37-42) I love gifted impressionists. A favorite was Rich Little. John Wayne was one of his staples. The first time they met, Wayne demanded, “Little, let me see you do that walk.” Little bravely demonstrated his John Wayne gait to which Wayne said, “I’m glad you’ve…
Inside Out: The Pursuit of Genuine Christianity
A father complained about the amount of time his family spent in front of the television. His children watched cartoons and neglected school work. His wife preferred soap operas to housework. His solution? “As soon as the baseball season’s over, I’m going to pull the plug.”7051 1 Michael P. Green, 1500…