Hypocrites Unmasked

Jun 12, 2016 By: Pastor Joseph LoSardo Series: Messiah in Matthew Scripture: Matthew 6:16-18; Matthew 6:1-6
Human beings are designed for good deeds. It’s part of God’s original creation that we love Him by loving others. But as a result of the fall, we have this natural bent to want to be noticed for our good deeds. We see this in children who say, “watch me,” as they attempt something new and in their mind, extravagant, in order to gain the attention of their parents. It is right to do good works, but it is wrong to do them in such a way that they are done to gain the attention of others. On Sunday we will examine Jesus’s three model examples of righteous deeds done to others (charity), to God (prayer) and to one’s self (fasting); He will teach us the right and wrong way to go about all three.