“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:23, ESV)

18/07/2021 – Morning Service: Lockdown Worship III – dead, formalistic worship

Bible Readings:

Isaiah 1:1-31

Matthew 15:1-20
Sermon Outline:

Hebrews 12:12 (NKJV)

12 Therefore strengthen the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees,

Hebrews 9:22 (NKJV)

22 And according to the law almost all things are purified with blood, and without shedding of blood there is no remission.

I  Prophetic denunciation of formalistic worship

  • Isaiah
  • Micah
  • Amos
  • Malachi

II  Our Lord Jesus’ denunciation of a dead, formalistic religion

Matthew 15:7–9 (NKJV)

7 Hypocrites! Well did Isaiah prophesy about you, saying:

8 ‘These people draw near to Me with their mouth,

And honor Me with their lips,

But their heart is far from Me.

9 And in vain they worship Me,

Teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.’ ”

III Apostolic appeal to live worthy of the Gospel

  • Paul
  • John
  • Paul on living worthy of the Gospel

IV Contemporary situation of the Evangelical Church