We must be careful only to bind the conscience where Scripture itself binds it. Our opinions of right and wrong are far more cultural than we would like to admit. For John the Baptist’s disciples one necessary element of true holiness was fasting…. but Jesus’ disciples never fasted. So John’s disciples ask Jesus why His […]
What is the Christian to say when he says something is right or wrong and then he hears the typical ‘Judge not’ response, or ‘We aren’t supposed to judge?’ I mean, they are quoting Scripture.. right? Does this verse mean that that there must be no judging whatsoever? That we must be easy, tolerant, and […]
If you are like most people you have probably thought very little about fasting? What is fasting? How is fasting related to piety? Should Christians fast today? Can fasting actually be sinful? Listen as Pastor Matt examines Jesus’ words concerning fasting, fasting’s relationship to piety, and an important warning concerning all outward shows of piety.
Last week we saw how indwelling sin causes people to play the part of Mr. Generous in order to gain the respect and honor of men instead of being motivated by compassion and love; they have their reward already. This week listen as Pastor Matt shows how that sin not only taints our good actions […]
When we practice our righteousness is it real or is it a theatrical performance? Listen as Pastor Matt explains how playing the part of Mr. Generous in order to appear righteous before men turns even our tithes and offerings into idolatry before a Holy God. Beware! If you are honored among men for your giving […]
How can we recognize hypocrisy in our own hearts and what do we do when we find it there? Listen as Pastor Matt explains how Jesus warns us of the desire of hypocrisy, the deceitfulness of hypocrisy, the danger of hypocrisy, and how that Jesus’ righteousness applied to our hearts is our only deliverance from […]
Paul was not a hypocrite. He practiced what he preached. He walked the walk. Listen as Pastor Matt shows how the walk of a disciple maker must be walked devoutly, righteously, and even blamelessly.