On Sunday, September 1, 2019 at Wildwood Community Church, I preached a sermon based on Matthew 23:1-12.  This message was part 3 in the “Authentic” sermon series.  Below are a set of questions related to the message for personal reflection or group discussion.


Sermon Questions:

  1. Pray
  2. Read Matthew 23:1-12
  3. What are some of the ways you see people “acting” religious?
  4. From what you know, how does Jesus HELP US in attaining righteousness, instead of simply TELLING US to “be good”?
  5. What are some of the things you are tempted to do/say/post so that others will know you are “spiritual”?  How can you ensure that your relationship with God is more than just “social media” deep?
  6. Have you ever struggled with finding your authority primarily in human authors/pastors/theologians MORE THAN in Jesus and the Scriptures?  What do these verses say about that?
  7. How do you balance giving proper respect to earthly authorities, with having God as your chief authority?
  8. What is one particular application you took away from this message?

To access these questions in pdf format, click here.

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