Ray Bentley - October 13, 2019 - Matthew 23:1-12
The last public message Jesus gave was not not a sermon on salvation, or the resurrection, or principles of living in the Kingdom. It is a scathing denunciation of false religion under the guise of truth. False religion is characterized by a lack of compassion. I wish I could say there are no hypocrites at Maranatha. Unfortunately there are hypocrites in every church. We’re all still sinners even though we are forgiven. Fortunately, Jesus didn’t say "follow my people. He said "Follow Me!" Men have let me down. But Jesus has never let me down! The good news is that He came to take away the load of sin that always outweighs our good deeds.