Nothing is as big an impediment to the preaching of the gospel as religious “know it alls” who self- righteously pronounce judgment upon others. And yet Jesus singles these people out for the harshest of criticism. He calls them hypocrites. They pretend to be one thing, but are really something else. They claim to be righteous and yet … More Do you worship in vain? Kim Riddlebarger on Mark 7
In the passage for today, 1 Corinthians 6:9-11, Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. And such … More And such were some of you…
J.C. Ryle said this about The Lord’s Supper: By receiving it we publicly declare our sense of guilt, and need of a Savior–our trust in Jesus, and our love to Him–our desire to live upon Him, and our hope to live with Him. Using it in this spirit, we shall find our repentance deepened, our … More The Lord’s Supper Matthew 26
John Piper, in a message, :”God’s Response to Hypocrisy: Kindness and Judgment” said, God Is Just God is just. When Paul says to the hypocrites in the first verse, “You have no excuse,” he shows God’s concern with justice. If these people had a legitimate excuse for their sins of judgmentalism and hypocrisy, God … More God is JUST and God is KIND
J. C. Ryle states- Let us observe in these verses, what immense encouragement our Lord holds out to those who repent.We see this strikingly brought out in the parable of the two sons. Both were told to go and work in their father’s vineyard. One son, like the profligate publicans, for some time flatly refused obedience, … More Which is better? To flatly refuse, or pretend to obey?