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TITLE: Halloween is Over

TEXT: Matthew 6:1-4

PROPOSITION: God seeks to expose the hypocrite.

QUESTION: Who?

KEY WORD: Hypocrites

SCRIPTURE READING: Same

INTRODUCTION:

  1. Joke "Halloween is over. You can take the mask off now."
  2. Bible word Hypocrite = "an actor, plays a part, pretends
  3. It is time to unmask the hypocrites.

Tongue

  1. James 3:8 "unruly evil, no man can tame."
  2. Can same tongue bless and curse? (v. 10)
    Sweet water and bitter?
    Fig tree have olive berries?
    Water be salt and fresh?
  3. James 1:26 Seem to be religious, bridle not tongue,

Alcohol

  1. Romans 13:12-13 Time to cast away the drunkenness (and all connected)
  2. Proverbs 20:1 Wine is a mocker led astray by it is not wise.
  3. Drunkenness is a mater of degree.

Worldly Cares Money, Things, Pleasures

  1. 1 John 2:15-17 Love not the world
  2. Romans 12:2 Be not conformed to this world
  3. Parable of the sower seed among thorns Luke 8:14
    Choked by the cares and pleasures of this world

False Teachers

  1. 2 Corinthians 11:13-15 false apostles, deceitful workers
  2. Great personality, good speakers, charming

Faith

  1. James 2:18 Show your faith by your works
  2. 1 Timothy 1:5 The end of the commandment faith without hypocrisy

Love

  1. 1 Peter 1:22 Seeing you have purified your souls in unfeigned love of brethren
  2. 2 Corinthians 6:6 Love free from hypocrisy
  3. Romans 12:9 Let your love be without hypocrisy

Conclusion:

  1. May all we do and say be without hypocrisy.
  2. Take off the mask Halloween is over.

 



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