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Feb 04, 2018

The Poison Of Hypocrisy

The Poison Of Hypocrisy

Passage: Mark 7:1-13

Speaker: Will Pavone

Series: Mark

Category: Sunday Worship

I. Why did the Pharisees practice ceremonial washings? II. Why did Jesus call them hypocrites? III. How can we fight the deadly sin of hypocrisy?

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THE POISON of HYPOCRISY
Mark 7:1-13

Now when the Pharisees gathered to him, with some of the scribes who had come from Jerusalem, they saw that some of his disciples ate with hands that were defiled, that is, unwashed. (For the Pharisees and all the Jews do not eat unless they wash their hands properly, holding to the tradition of the elders, and when they come from the marketplace, they do not eat unless they wash. 

Mark 7:1-13

And there are many other traditions that they observe, such as the washing of cups and pots and copper vessels and dining couches.) And the Pharisees and the scribes asked him, “Why do your disciples not walk according to the tradition of the elders, but eat with defiled hands?” And he said to them, “Well did Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written,

Mark 7:1-13

“‘This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far from me; in vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.’ And he said to them, “You have a fine way of rejecting the commandment of God in order to establish your tradition! For Moses said, ‘Honor your father and your mother’; and, ‘Whoever reviles father or mother must surely die.’ 

Mark 7:1-13

But you say, ‘If a man tells his father or his mother, “Whatever you would have gained from me is Corban”’ (that is, given to God) —  then you no longer permit him to do anything for his father or mother, thus making void the word of God by your tradition that you have handed down. And many such things you do.”

Mark 7:1-13

I. Why did the Pharisees practice ceremonial washings?
II. Why did Jesus call them hypocrites?
III. How can we fight the deadly sin of hypocrisy?

I. Why did the Pharisees practice ceremonial washings?

Now when the Pharisees gathered to him, with some of the scribes who had come from Jerusalem, they saw that some of his disciples ate with hands that were defiled, that is, unwashed. (For the Pharisees and all the Jews do not eat unless they wash their hands properly, holding to the tradition of the elders, and when they come from the marketplace, they do not eat unless they wash. And there are many other traditions that they observe, such as the washing of cups and pots and copper vessels and dining couches.)

Mark 7:1-4

II. Why did Jesus call them hypocrites?

And the Pharisees and the scribes asked him, “Why do your disciples not walk according to the tradition of the elders, but eat with defiled hands?” And he said to them, “Well did Isaiah prophesy of you 
hypocrites, as it is written, “‘This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far from me; in vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.’

Mark 7:5-7

in vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.

Mark 7:7

And he said to them, “You have a fine way of rejecting the commandment of God in order to establish your tradition! For Moses said, ‘Honor your father and your mother’; and, ‘Whoever reviles father or mother must surely die.’ But you say, ‘If a man tells his father or his mother, “Whatever you would have gained from me is Corban”’ (that is, given to God) — then you no longer permit him to do anything for his father or mother, 
thus making void the word of God by your tradition that you have handed down. And many such things you do.”

Mark 7:5-7

III. How can we fight the deadly
sin of hypocrisy?


III. How can we fight the deadly sin of hypocrisy?

1. Fight hypocrisy with faith!
2. Fight hypocrisy with repentance!