Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Presentation is loading. Please wait.

The Leaven of Hypocrisy Mark 12:38-45. Background Jesus is teaching in the temple: the stronghold of his enemies! –And the large crowd enjoyed listening.

Similar presentations


Presentation on theme: "The Leaven of Hypocrisy Mark 12:38-45. Background Jesus is teaching in the temple: the stronghold of his enemies! –And the large crowd enjoyed listening."— Presentation transcript:

1 The Leaven of Hypocrisy Mark 12:38-45

2 Background Jesus is teaching in the temple: the stronghold of his enemies! –And the large crowd enjoyed listening to Him. Mark 12:37 (NASB-U) The religious leaders try to trap him… –And they were seeking to seize Him, and yet they feared the people, Mark 12:12 (NASB-U) His answers embarrass them… –Jesus said to them, “Is this not the reason you are mistaken, that you do not understand the Scriptures or the power of God?” Mark 12:24 (NASB-U)

3 On the Offensive – Mark 12:38f [38] In His teaching He was saying: "Beware of the scribes who like to walk around in long robes, and like respectful greetings in the market places, [39] and chief seats in the synagogues and places of honor at banquets, [40] who devour widows' houses, and for appearance's sake offer long prayers; these will receive greater condemnation.“ Mark 12:38-40

4 On the Offensive – Matthew 23 “Sons of Hell” “Whitewashed tombstones.” “Blind guides” “You serpents, you brood of vipers, how will you escape the sentence of hell?” Matthew 23:33 Their Problem: –“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites!” Matthew 23:15 –Also v13,15,23,25,27,29.

5 Hypocrisy Is: ›ðïêñéôÞò, (hupokrite ̄ s) –An Actor: “ One who puts on a mask ” –Someone who puts on a false front. For praise and recognition: Mark 12:38-39 –For example: Mark 12:41-43 –“Holier-than-thou” pride – Matt. 6:2-4 Hiding real dirt: Mark 12:40 –“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint and dill and cummin, and have neglected the weightier provisions of the law: justice and mercy and faithfulness…” Matthew 23:23-24

6 What Is the Big Problem? A deliberate attempt to mislead. –“The practice of claiming to have higher standards or beliefs than is the case.” – OED

7 What Is the Big Problem? A deliberate attempt to mislead. Not an issue of sin. –We’re “in sin” all the time! “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.” Mark 12:30 “Whatever is not from faith is sin.” Rom. 14:23b –Jesus treated immoral people with compassion; hypocrites with confrontation. –Moral acts are often the source of hypocrisy. –It could include immoral acts… –It also occurs in the secular world.

8 What Is the Big Problem? A deliberate attempt to mislead. Not an issue of sin. It is opposed to biblical spirituality. –“love the Lord…and your neighbor ” Mk 12:30 –“But the goal of our instruction is love from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.” 1 Tim. 1:5

9 What Is the Big Problem? A deliberate attempt to mislead. Not an issue of sin. It is opposed to biblical spirituality. It is highly contagious. –“Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.” Luke 12:1 –Inflamed by a Legalistic Atmosphere –The Hypocrite has a vested interest… –A Competitive Environment…

10 What Is the Big Problem? A deliberate attempt to mislead. Not an issue of sin. It is opposed to biblical spirituality. It is highly contagious. Jesus was enraged by hypocrisy. –“Sons of Hell”, “Brood of Vipers”, “Fools”, “Blind Guides”, etc., etc. –“because you shut off the kingdom of heaven from people” Matthew 23:13 (NASB-U) –“you travel around on sea and land to make one proselyte; and when he becomes one, you make him twice as much a son of hell.” Matthew 23:15

11 What To Do? Critique Hypocrisy like Christ and Paul. Recognize our own vulnerability here. –Ever bothered by someone else receiving praise? –Ever done things in order to be praised? –Ever held back the truth about your problems? –Ever been defensive, even when you know they’re right?

12 What To Do? Critique Hypocrisy like Christ and Paul. Recognize our own vulnerability here. Practicing Honesty –“Confess your sins one to another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed.” James 5:16 –W.Y.S.I.W.Y.G Christianity

13 What To Do? Critique Hypocrisy like Christ and Paul. Recognize our own vulnerability here. Practicing Honesty Focus on our Acceptance by God –“We were restored to friendship with God by the death of his Son while we were still his enemies” Rom. 5:10 (NLT) –“It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm…” Galatians 5:1

14 What To Do? Critique Hypocrisy like Christ and Paul. Recognize our own vulnerability here. Practicing Honesty Focus on our Acceptance by God Value character over performance. –“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you clean the outside of the cup and of the dish, but inside they are full of robbery and self- indulgence.” Matthew 23:25 (NASB-U)

15 What To Do? Critique Hypocrisy like Christ and Paul. Recognize our own vulnerability here. Practicing Honesty Focus on our Acceptance by God Value character over performance. Value “Hidden Ministries”


Download ppt "The Leaven of Hypocrisy Mark 12:38-45. Background Jesus is teaching in the temple: the stronghold of his enemies! –And the large crowd enjoyed listening."

Similar presentations


Ads by Google