The Messiah’s Insightful Responses, 2

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Hypocrisy is a struggle for everyone. We are inconsistent people, and we struggle to have our actions match our words—or worse, we use our actions to hide our hearts. When our inconsistencies bleed into our relationship with God they cause unfaithfulness to His Word. Our unfaithfulness is fleshed out when we deliberately misunderstand His Word, prioritize His demands against each other, or ignore His clear revelation. We often reference Romans 1 to condemn the world when we see evidence that they are suppressing the truth in unrighteousness, but do we see our own suppression of the truth? We take commands (like James 5:13 to confess our sins to each other) and we reinterpret them so we can ignore them. We profess the power of the resurrection, but we live in debilitating fear. We know that things will get worse before our Lord’s ultimate return, but we make demands of God to experience “our best life now.” These ideas and motivations are a result of a church that has grown more and more worldly and less and less godly. The American church needs to repent, so Jesus’s condemnation of the religious leaders of His day is the message we need to hear. We are quick to condemn the Pharisees and quick to see hypocrisy in others, but we must be honest about our own hearts. May God’s kingdom come and His will be done on earth, especially in His church and especially at Liberty Baptist and in me. – Pastor Rory

Sunday at Liberty

9AM: Pastor Rory–The Christian & Government–The Effects of the Fall on Government

10AM: Pastor Nate–Matthew 22:23-46–The Messiah’s Insightful Responses, 2 (sermon notes)

6PM: Pastor Rory–Psalm 110–David’s Son & David’s Lord

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