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Steve Rivera - Hypocritical Hubris - 100117

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Steve Rivera - Hypocritical Hubris - 100117

  1. 2. Hypocritical Hubris “ Our ‘gospel’ life only makes things worse” Matthew 23:13-15 (NIV)
  2. 3. <ul><li>Hubris: excessive pride or self-confidence; arrogance. </li></ul><ul><li>Hypocrite: a person who pretends to have virtues, moral or religious beliefs, principles, etc., that he or she does not actually possess esp. A person whose actions belie stated beliefs. </li></ul>
  3. 4. <ul><li>The church must be reminded that it is not the master or the servant of the state, but rather the conscience of the state. It must be the guide and the critic of the state, and never its tool. If the church does not recapture its prophetic zeal, it will become an irrelevant social club without moral or spiritual authority </li></ul><ul><li>Martin Luther King Jr., Strength to Love, 1963 </li></ul>
  4. 5. <ul><li>13 ”Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You shut the kingdom of heaven in men’s faces. You yourselves do not enter, nor will you let those enter who are trying to. </li></ul><ul><li>15 ”Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You travel over land and sea to win a single convert, and when he becomes one, you make him twice as much a son of hell as you are. </li></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity. </li></ul><ul><li>Martin Luther King Jr. </li></ul><ul><li>Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness. </li></ul><ul><li>Martin Luther King Jr. </li></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it. </li></ul><ul><li>Martin Luther King Jr. </li></ul>
  7. 8. Romans 12: 1-3 <ul><li>Living sacrifices </li></ul><ul><li>1 Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God-this is your spiritual act of worship. 2 Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is - his good, pleasing and perfect will. </li></ul><ul><li>3 For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the measure of faith God has given you. </li></ul>
  8. 9. <ul><li>Our works are from the inside out, </li></ul><ul><li>not from the outside in. </li></ul><ul><li>More than conquerors through Him: </li></ul><ul><li>Romans 8:37 </li></ul><ul><li>Surrender </li></ul><ul><li>Dependence </li></ul>

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