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.
- Read Matthew 23:1-12
- What are some of the ways you see people “acting” religious?
- From what you know, how does Jesus HELP US in attaining righteousness, instead of simply TELLING US to “be good”?
- 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?
- 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?
- How do you balance giving proper respect to earthly authorities, with having God as your chief authority?
- What is one particular application you took away from this message?
To access these questions in pdf format, click here.