SERMON 13: “WORSHIP WITHOUT HYPOCRISY” Back to all sermons
SERMON APPLICATION QUESTIONS
- Considering the analogy of faith (Scripture interprets Scripture) give some proof text as to why this passage does not forbid public collections for the needy or praying in public.
- In light of your above answer what kind of public giving and praying does our Lord condemn?
- Giving so that your right hand does not know what your left hand has given and praying in secret simply means we do not do these things to heap upon ourselves the accolades of others for our own glory. Pastor Dave mentioned how preaching can be a means of self-glory. List some other examples in our service to the Lord where we must be on guard against feeding our pride and therefore robbing God of the glory that belongs to Him.
- The scribes and Pharisees sought man’s approval as the reward for their religious duties. Discuss the temporal nature of this reward.
- Those who seek to bring honor to the Lord in the carrying out of their religious duties will receive a reward for faithful service but not from men but God. Discuss the permanent nature of this reward.
- How does praying much in secret before holy God prepare us to pray God-glorifying prayers in public?
- Memorize the following quote. “Pride is your greatest enemy, humility is your greatest friend.” Quote is attributed to the late John R.W. Stott.