The Pharisee Within Me: Matthew 23:23 (Part 2 of 3)

Woe to you,

Teachers of the law and Pharisees,

You hypocrites!

You give a tenth of your spices—

Mint, dill and cumin.

But you have neglected

The more important matters of the law—

Justice, mercy and faithfulness.

You should have practiced the latter,

Without neglecting the former.

You blind guides!

You strain out a gnat

But swallow a camel.

Matthew 23:23-24

Jesus accuses the Pharisees of being hypocrites, or someone who wears a mask.

Since tomorrow is Halloween, I have to ask: Are you wearing a mask? Are you a hypocrite?

This week we have part two of a three-week study of unity in Christ and the issue of racism. Last week we looked at the roots of racism and this week we look at our hypocritical attitudes, both as individuals and as a group. 

The link below has the slides with today’s message: 


You Are Invited!

Please join us this Sunday, October 30, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Your hosts are Terrance King and Rob Martorana.

Our Phone Number

Please call (712) 770-8086 at 3:00 p.m. The call is free and the access code is 735-765

What Can I Expect?

We have one hour of preaching, discussion, and prayer. The phone line is open so you are free to participate.You can listen anonymously or you can jump in with questions, comments, or prayer requests. 

It’s up to you.

The call lasts one hour, and you may come and go as you please. The last 15 minutes are reserved for questions, testimonies, and prayer requests. The call is recorded, and available for replay by 5:00 pm. (This podcast has a recording of our call on October 30.)

We hope you can make it, and we look forward to speaking with you soon.

Rob and Terrance


There is neither Jew nor Greek,

There is neither bond [slave] nor free,

There is neither male nor female:

For ye are all one in Christ Jesus.

Galatians 3:28, KJV

Ya no hay judío ni griego;

No hay esclavo ni libre;

No hay varón ni mujer;

Porque todos vosotros

Sois uno en Cristo Jesús.

Gálatas 3:28, RV 1960

Photo Credit: Ocean Sunset

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