Pharisees: Zeal Gone Bad (6 of 8) by Larry Osborne

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Pharisees: Zeal Gone Bad (6 of 8)
Series: How the Good Go Bad
Dr. Larry Osborne
Matthew 23:1-33

SPIRITUAL HYPER-DOGS
Acts 26:5

A hunger for God's Word
A passion for God's glory
A zeal to convert others
A commitment to spiritual disciplines
An obsession with holiness

IMPRESSING PEOPLE/ DEPRESSING JESUS
Matthew 23:1-33/ Matthew 23:28

The people said, "Wow!" Jesus said, "Woe!"

WHAT WENT WRONG?
Beware of "spirituality" that results in…

1. Looking down on others
Luke 18:9-14

2. Hypocrisy and a desire to impress others
Luke 12:1-3/ Matthew 6:1-18/ Matthew 23:5-12 and 27-28

3. Majoring on minors
Luke 6:1-12/ Matthew 23:16-24

4. Extra-biblical rules
Mark 7:1-8/ Colossians 2:20-23/ Romans 14:1-15:7/ Matthew 23:25-26

5. A disdain for "sinners"
Matthew 9:10-13/ Matthew 23:13

ZEAL DONE RIGHT
Micah 6:8/ Philippians 3:1-9/ 1 Corinthians 9:19-27

Become a spiritual hyper-dog tempered by
love and mercy and humility


Food for Thought
(Questions and Scriptures for further study)

1. This weekend we took a look at what Jesus had to say about hypocrisy. Thinking back on the sermon and your own experience, how would you d ...


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