SNBS - The Book of Matthew part 22


Mathew 23


SNBS - The Book of Matthew part 23

SNBS - The Book of Matthew part 23

All right, y 'all Matthew 23 if you can only stay for a minute stay for a minute at least listen if you can't
Can't go wrong If you can't follow along what we're gonna encounter is probably
Jesus's harshest words in all the Bible No, not the harshest words.
I mean from the mouth of Jesus himself And it's reserved for the religious elite of the day
I said this at the ordination for those of you who were in Memphis last week at Witten I said this at the ordination last weekend some of you pastors that watch this
From other countries or from here in states. I need you to listen what I'm about to say hone in right here
Just hold your hallelujahs and praise God's for a minute and hone in right here. I Heard a pastor recently say and I took this and this is what
I taught on I'm more than at the ordination for pastor Christian pastor Jeremiah If you want to be afraid for someone on Judgment Day, don't be afraid for the prostitute of a drug addict be afraid for pastors
Paul says in 2nd Corinthians 11 and now once I said that I can't remember for 2nd
Corinthians or 1st It's got to be 2nd Corinthians 2nd Corinthians 11 That he intends to present them as a pure virgin to Christ You see the church, which is of course the people of God are called the bride of Christ Well, the groom is
Jesus Christ and he left to prepare a place for us He's coming back to get his bride he has left his bride in the hands of under shepherds of caretakers of stewards and Ladies and gentlemen when he's when he comes back and And sees though he already knows now what those pastors have done with his bride
While he's been gone There will be a reckoning to pay for that. I have a healthy fear of God That fear of God increased when
I became a pastor because the responsibility that I have to stand before God one day increased dramatically
But one thing I will not be able to be accused of is not preaching the Bible So if what is said offends you
I praise God for that because when I read the Bible I am offended You can read the
Bible. How did that happen? Did y 'all hear that? If I mute that one mute we all can't hear me,
I don't know I'm just gonna leave it on Guys if I Lost my train of thought a little bit.
That's okay. I guess what I'm getting at is You should be afraid of God if you can read the
Bible and never be offended You can't be reading it with spiritual eyes. It is meant to change you
All right, very good, let's get to work Matthew 23 and watch this Oh Lowell set me up watch this you ready
Boom, and now you can see what I see. But look there. I am down in there in the corner. That's so cool
All right, let's get to work And then I'll just when I want to look at the comments I can just go back to this and you guys can't see me going to Facebook and looking at the comments
Look at that Matt McGraw. You're right pastor. You're better hunter see even
Matt agrees Right there in writing. All right, let's get to work So if you remember from last week because I'm sure everyone went back and watched last week's video, of course
If you remember from last week, I can remember to look at that camera Jesus refuted all the objections that came to him all the traps and tricks that The Herodians and the disciples of the
Pharisees and Sadducees and the Pharisees tried to bring Adam He refuted all of them and they didn't question him no more
He made him look like fools In fact the last verse of chapter 22 says and no one was able to answer him a word
Nor from that day than anyone dare ask him any more questions. Now. Jesus is in the last week of his life Now he's going on the offensive
So he's defended all the attacks from the Pharisees the Sadducees the Herodians the disciples of the
Pharisees now He's going on the attack with the scribes and Pharisees time to get to work And he's in the temple and he says this then
Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples the scribes and the Pharisees sit on the seat of Moses and so do and observe whatever they tell you but don't but not the works they do
For they preach but they don't practice Do y 'all realize how many of the sayings in English come from the
Bible even unbelievers say things like this? Practice what they preach.
They don't practice what they preach Look comes directly from the Bible for they preach but they do not practice here again
They tie up heavy burdens hard to bear and lay them on people's shoulders. They themselves are not willing to move them with a finger
They won't lift a finger. All these things come from the Bible All these things come from the
Bible our cultures and our language are inundated with it They Love the place of honor at feasts and the best seats in the synagogues and greetings in the marketplace and being called rabbi by Others they like being called rabbi
But you are not to be called rabbi for you have one teacher and you are all brothers And call no man your father on earth for you have one father who's in heaven neither be called instructors for you have one
Instructor the Christ you have one instructor here. It is in Greek over here. Take a look Christos Right here.
I even got it highlighted. Look at that Christos the Greek transliteration of the
Hebrew word Messiah or Messiah Messiah and Christ are the same word and remember Christ is not
Jesus's last name Christ Christos is
His title when someone calls Jesus the Christ they're saying he's the promised Messiah from the Old Testament So they like to sit on Moses' seat they like to have the authority
Moses had When in reality they were never given that level of authority from God They love to tell others what to do, but they won't do it themselves.
They won't practice what they preach It is amazing to think about And I wrote it right here switch to this they
These verses in verses 6 through 12 speak about how the religious leaders love the places of honor and titles used of them
You ever met a pastor who was named pastor Bishop Reverend doctor They love the titles
They love the titles One's calling me can wait I love the titles but not the responsibility that comes with those titles
Whenever I meet someone who's named Apostle Bishop Reverend interceder brother and they have names this long on a piece of paper and their name appears 27 times in an order of service like All right, who are you really trying to impress?
And what are you really trying to promote yourself or God? the scribes and the
Pharisees should have recognized that Christ is the true instructor and verse 12 says
Whoever exalts himself will be humbled and whoever humbles himself will be exalted man If that is not true in our lives today
There's a reckoning coming people. Whoever Exalts himself will be humbled.
Whoever humbles himself will be exalted All right
Let's read verse 16 through 22. I'll put it back on this. Oh Excuse me verse 15 right here.
What do you scribes and Pharisees? What was a judgment pronunciation? What do you scribes and Pharisees?
Hypocrites pretenders actors For you travel across sea and land and make one
Proselyte one convert and when he becomes a convert a proselyte you make him twice as much a child of hell as yourselves
When you convert someone to your religious ideals and not God's Word You make them twice as much a child of hell as you are
Jesus saying to them you guys know the truth and are teaching them something else They think that's the truth so they're twice as much a child of hell as you are why because Now to get them saved they have to unlearn all the bullcrap that you told them and just learn
God's Word Jesus calls them in this section blind guides blind fools and blind men
They're not only blind to the hypocrite hypocritical nature of their teaching but also for the impending judgment
They rejected the revelation they needed to no longer be blind And we go into the whole letter of the law not the spirit of all they say you can swear by this but not by This you can swear by this and not by this
But watch this verse 23 What do you scribes and Pharisees hypocrites for you tithe mint and dill and cumin which are supposed to the small things you tithe on And have neglected the weightier matters of the law justice mercy faithfulness
Look here at the corresponding Greek word for faithfulness My face in the way now y 'all can see it piston
This dust is faith or faithfulness in the Bible it for those of you who have ever heard of the word epistemology
Why do we believe the things we believe? Pissed us is the Greek word of piston is a
Greek word for faith so he's saying You do the little parts of the law, but not the most important things like justice mercy faithfulness
Those you ought to have done without neglecting the others. Jesus isn't saying the small parts of the law don't matter
He's saying you should do those in addition to the bigger parts of all that matter the most
You should have done the small commandments while not neglecting the others You blind guides straining out a gnat and swallowing a camel straining out a gnat and swallowing a camel so since gnats
Neither gnats nor camels they were allowed to eat since gnats Right are unclean animal
Sometimes when they poured their drinks They would have a filter or strain there so that no gnats were getting a drink so that they want to Accidentally eat a gnat and break the law.
Of course the heart of the law is what mattered not accidentally doing it He said you'll strain out the gnat to do the little thing, but you'll swallow a camel
So you miss the whole purpose, you know, they're looking at the tree and missing the forest
Verse 25. What do you scribes and Pharisees hypocrites for you clean the outside of the cup and plate?
But inside are full of greed and self -indulgence you blind Pharisee first clean the inside of the cup in the plate
Then you may also be able to clean the outside Remember what Jesus said back in Matthew 7 take the log out of your eyes.
You can get the speck out of your brothers Verse 27. What do you scribes and Pharisees hypocrites for you're like whitewashed tombs, which inwardly appear beautiful But within are full of dead people's bones
Hmm and all uncleanness So you also outwardly appear righteous to others, but within you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness
There would have been few words that would have insulted them more than the word lawless, so Notice they're not answering him a word anymore
They're still there we we assume Because he just refuted them now he's talking to the crowds
But they're not defending themselves at all because he's already shut them up from chapter 22
I was making sure there wasn't a comment. I need to reply to you. So keep on moving on What do you scribes and Pharisees you hypocrites for you build the tombs of the prophets and decorate monuments of the righteous?
Saying if we had lived in those days of our fathers We would not have taken part in the shedding of the blood of the prophets now
You are witnesses of yourselves that you are sons of those who murdered the prophets so other words are saying
We would have accepted the words of Elijah The words of Jeremiah the words of Haggai and Zachariah and Malachi and Jonah well
Jonah went to somewhere else But we would have accepted their words the irony
That they say they would not have killed the prophets God sent when the Son of God The ultimate prophet if you want to think about that the
Son of God is standing right before them and they are currently planning his murder Painful irony is that the currently planning the murder of the
Messiah of whom the prophets spoke about Jesus not only condemns their current state
But also their future sins of rebellion, let's read 33 through 36, I'll put it back on the screen so you can follow along with me 33 through 36
You serpents you brood of vipers, how are you gonna escape being sentenced to hell?
Therefore I send you prophets and wise men and scribes some of whom you will kill and crucify
Star set day and some you will flog in your synagogues and persecute from town to town
So that on you may come all the righteous blood Shed on earth from the blood of righteous able to the blood of Zachariah the son of Barak I am
Whom you murder between the Saints around the altar true. Let's say to you all these things will come upon this generation
Mmm the verse 33
You serpents you brood of vipers. How are you gonna escape being sentenced to hell?
They would have been thought of as the most safe to go to heaven and let me just stop here for a minute
Mmm Since they thought righteous came by obedience to the law As they put the cart before the horse since they thought righteous came by obedience from the law
You can never have assurance of salvation if righteous comes by the law Because at what point are you obeying it enough to be saved or disobeying enough to be damned?
Jesus says if you've broken the law in one spot, you're guilty of all of it That's what look at James says if you're guilty of it one spot.
You're a lawbreaker Righteous does not come by the law but by faith in Jesus Christ in Jesus Christ alone now the
Demonstration look at me the proof Wait, I'm saying look at me and I'm on screen only let's do this
I should have told me that now the demonstration the proof
That you really are believing and repenting in Jesus is a changed life Are you more of obedient to God now than you were last year?
If not, you should be afraid. I Can't declare with any confidence, but I don't have to read people's hearts.
I look at the fruit they're producing Right now are you more obedient to God than you were ten years ago five years ago one year ago
Are you gonna be more obedient to God not perfect five years from now than you are now one year three months tomorrow?
What is your attitude of obedience? Righteousness does not come by the law It comes by faith in Jesus, but true faith in Jesus Produces more obedience to God's work
We said again righteousness does not come by obeying Jesus Righteousness comes from the work of Jesus having faith in what
Jesus has done for you and That faith if it is true faith is
Demonstrable is demonstrated is shown by you being more obedient. So it doesn't go obedience then faith equal salvation
Faith equal salvation to the grace of God faith equal salvation and the result of that is obedience
That's the setup That's how it works And I doubt anything's gonna be said today more important than what was just said not by me but by God's Word, of course
That's it Mike is really is are you being a Jesus tree as when Mike is that are you being in Jesus tree?
I like it. Oh, look y 'all can see you know, look at all this stuff
I got going on so and and I'll repeat that as many times y 'all need me to repeat that that's the most important thing in the world.
It really is So, you know, I am gonna do it again Obeying does not make you saved
Obeying God loving God and obeying him which are synonymous in the Bible and first John The Apostle equates obeying
God and loving God is the same thing Obeying God does not make you a Christian faith in what
Jesus has done makes you a Christian But okay obeying God is proof that you are everyone catch that It's proof that the faith is real.
If you want to know am I really believing in Jesus? Do I really have faith? Show me your works
Am I sure that I'm actually a Christian show me your works them works that obedience
Never saved you never can you can never obey enough to be a
Christian? Faith and the finished work of Jesus is the only thing but that faith is shown is
Demonstrated by obedience to him. All right Let's see.
What else we got? Yeah, okay, yeah from the blood of Abel to the blood of Zechariah from the beginning to the end
It's all coming on you Now 40 years after Jesus says these next words
Jerusalem is destroyed by General Titus and the Roman armies So let's listen when he says
Oh Jerusalem Jerusalem the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent by it
How often I would have gathered your children Together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings
But you were not willing see your house is left to you desolate For I tell you you will not see me again until you say blessed as he comes in the name of the
Lord That this comment there's a couple things here and we're almost done
I Would have gathered your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, but you were not willing it's almost like he's talking to the religious leaders still but He's not if I remember right the parallel account has some looking over the city when he says this
I'm trying to remember but At any rate the the phrase your children
Makes me think to the trial that's coming in two or three chapters where pilot says
If if I allow y 'all to put him to death if I put him to death, excuse me I'm innocent of his blood and they say his blood be on us and our children
The guilt of of them killing the Son of God is 40 years later. This city is going to be destroyed
But I tell you you will not see me again until you say blessed as he comes in the name of the
Lord You see a couple little ironic parts here In reference to his final time seeing the city for he would die that very week
Jesus says they do not see him again until they say blessed as he comes in the Lord No, they said this at the triumphal entry a couple days ago
But Jesus is noting that it will be said of him at his return. See they quote that song
I think it's Psalm 102 if I remember, right? They quote that thinking that was about his first coming but it's about his second coming he's saying
Jesus is about to die and leave Jerusalem He won't be coming back in person to Jerusalem until he's coming back to rule there.
And that's what I wrote right here What is incredible about this particular lament is after this week of Jesus's torture and death in Jerusalem The next time he will see that city will be when he's coming to rule the planet from it as King In the millennial reign, which
I believe is a literal millennial reign Sure, I could be wrong. I don't think
I am Jesus will be ruling from Jerusalem. So as he's about to die in Jerusalem, he's saying the next time
I come here I'm coming back as King powerful scene powerful scene so Yeah Jesus not playing around You know, it is amazing.
I believe and I think I'm right about this. I believe that if I were to show these words and Not say they were from Matthew 23 and not say that Jesus said them
Most Christians would say these words are too harsh to tell somebody How will you escape the damnation of hell you brood of vipers?
You make one convert making twice as much a child as hell as you are Those are all words from Jesus.
I Want to remind everybody of something Lodi Bacchum, he's a man.
I respect a lot I've got one of his books. I haven't read yet, but I have listened to him speak much on the internet.
He said We treat the Ten Commandments like the Eleven Commandments You know the
Ten Commandments You'll know the gods before me not make idols. I think my name in vain on her
Sabbath See if I can do all I don't know on her Sabbath. Keep it. Holy honor your father and mother
You shall not steal you shall not murder you shall not bear false testimony. You shall not covet you shall not commit adultery
I get them all We treat the
Ten Commandments like the Eleven Commandments the Eleventh Commandment is you shall be nice and the other ten don't matter
We think that being nice is More important than declaring the Word of God.
First off. The Bible don't tell you to be nice the Bible tells you to be kind Nice makes someone feel good
Kindness is with a merciful heart full of love for a person Telling them what they need to hear even sometimes.
I don't want to hear it. That's the kind thing to do Sometimes it is unkind to be nice.
I'm gonna say that again Sometimes it is unkind to be nice.
I know that sounds strange, but just listen to me for a minute Sometimes when you love someone you tell them the truth even when they don't want to hear it
I'm gonna say that one again. Sometimes when you love somebody you tell them the truth even when they don't want to hear it
You don't say it in a overly harsh overly mean overly aggressive way. You just tell them the truth
You just tell them the truth Sometimes they don't want to hear it, but they need to I know I do I know
I do And maybe I'm just different you guys sometimes I need to hear the truth and when
I don't want to hear it Maybe that's just me But it seems like I got a lot of examples in the
Bible that would agree with me on that so guys
I Think that's all I got Yeah, we got Matthew 24. Whoo. I got