Matthew 5L17 – 30
Roamsn 2:17 – 29
Romans 2:17–20 (NKJV)
17Indeed you are called a Jew, and rest on the law, and make your boast in God,
18and know His will, and approve the things that are excellent, being instructed out of the law,
19and are confident that you yourself are a guide to the blind, a light to those who are in darkness,
20an instructor of the foolish, a teacher of babes, having the form of knowledge and truth in the law.
I Paul missionary practices
II The problem of pride
III Demolishing pride
Romans 2:21–24 (NKJV)
21You, therefore, who teach another, do you not teach yourself? You who preach that a man should not steal, do you steal?
22You who say, “Do not commit adultery,” do you commit adultery? You who abhor idols, do you rob temples?
23You who make your boast in the law, do you dishonor God through breaking the law?
24For “the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles because of you,” as it is written.
God is not deceived by externals.C.S. Lewis
External observances alone feed no consciences and sanctify no hearts.J.C. Ryle
It must not content us to take our bodies to church if we leave our hearts at home.J.C. Ryle
Men have only to go on hearing without believing, lisenting without repenting, going to church without going to Christ, and by and by they will find themselves in hell!J.C. Ryle