by Adrian Rogers

It's What's Inside That Counts
Adrian Rogers
Matthew 5:20-22

As we continue our series on the Sermon on the Mount, and the title of the message today, "It's What's Inside That Counts". When Howard Carter, discovered the tomb of ole King Tut, in nineteen twenty four, he found that the King Tut was buried in a coffin. I have seen the coffin. I have been to Egypt to an Egyptian museum. Seen this huge Sarcophagus - this coffin that they buried ole King Tut in. First of all, there was the large outer coffin. When they opened that, they looked inside and there was another coffin overlaid with gold. They looked inside of that, and there was another coffin. Inside that one, was another coffin of solid gold. Huh Huh. When they looked inside there, there was King Tut, wrapped in gold cloth. And he had a gold mask on his face, you've seen that beautiful, solid gold mask, covering his face. But when they took that off, and unwrapped the gold cloth, inside was a dead, shriveled, leathery corpse. Outside, very beautiful, inside dead men's bones. Or at least a dead man's bone. It's what's inside that counts. Not the outer covering that we sometimes wear and the facade of gold that we put on. To try to hide the decaying spiritual life. The Pharisees were past masters at this. Outwardly, oh they looked so good. But Jesus said, on the inside, you are a dead, putrefying, spiritual corpse. Begin to read here in Matthew chapter five and verse twenty. Jesus said "For I say unto you, except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the Scribes and the Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven. Now I've tried to think now what a church full of Scribes and Pharisees would be like. Well, number one Bro. Dan they'd be here every Sunday. Number two, they'd be on time. Number three, they'd all be carrying Bibles. Number four, they'd all be tithing. Number five, they'd never curse or swear or drink or get drunk or commit adultery. Number six, they'd all ...

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