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WHAT JESUS REQUIRES . . . . YOUR RIGHTEOUSNESS MUST EXCEED THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF THE PHARISEES. Matthew 5:20. “For I tell you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law ...”. “…you will certainly not enter the kingdom

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WHAT JESUS REQUIRES . . .

YOUR

RIGHTEOUSNESS

MUST EXCEED THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF THE PHARISEES

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Matthew 5:20

“For I tell you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the

Pharisees and the teachers of the law...”

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“…you will certainly

not enter

the kingdom

of heaven.”

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Central Idea: Unless you do far better than the Pharisees in matters of right living (obedience to God), you haven’t a hope of being welcome in God’s eternal kingdom
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Job 9:2-3

“The question is, 'How can mere mortals get right with God?' If we wanted to bring our case before him, what chance would we have? Not one in a thousand!”

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TWO

IMPORTANT QUALIFYING TRUTHS:

1. Jesus never encouraged anyone, including the Pharisees, to not keep God’s law

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“it is lawful sometimes to make void the law, and to do that which appears to be forbidden.” - Bartenora

“Anyone who breaks one

of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven”

Matthew 5:19

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2. Faithful, loving and grace-motivated effort and self-discipline in keeping

God’s clear

expectations

(laws) is not

legalism

“Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.”

Matthew 5:48

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Who Were

The Pharisees?

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The leading sect or party of the Jews in Jesus’ time

The religious ruling elite who largely controlled the life of the Jewish people

They were zealous for God and His Law though having huge blind spots about both.

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Jesus freely labeled them for what they really were:

a wicked and adulterous generation

snakes

blind guides

blind fools

hypocrites(15X)

blind men

like whitewashed

tombs

brood of vipers

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“The Pharisee stood up and prayed about himself: 'God, I thank you that I am not like other men--robbers, evildoers, adulterers--or even like this tax collector.”

Luke 18:11

a. It is an attitude

of arrogant self-righteousness

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b. It is the hypocritical observance of the letter of religious or moral law without regard for the spirit of it.
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“Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You give a tenth of your spices--mint, dill and cummin. But you have neglected the more important matters of the law--justice, mercy and faithfulness.”

You should have practiced the latter, without neglecting the former.”

Matthew 23:23

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“They tie up heavy loads and put them on men's shoulders, but they themselves are not willing to lift a finger to move them.”

Matthew 23:4

d. It is critical,

judgmental, and

condemning of

everyone but oneself

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“Everything they do is done for men to see: They make their phylacteries wide and the tassels on their garments long”

Matthew 23:5

e. It is far more

concerned with

appearances over

substance or the heart

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3. Am

I

a

Pharisee?

(pharisaical)

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Am I a Pharisee?

Am I a Pharisee?

1. Am I quick at spotting and pointing out the errors in others but clueless about my own faults?

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Am I a Pharisee?

2. Can I “not worship” because of a certain music style, volume level, or preaching style?

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Am I a Pharisee?

3. Do I live a secret life? Am I really quite different from the shell of piety everyone else sees?

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Am I a Pharisee?

4. Do I continue to do things which have long-since lost their meaning in my life simply because I am afraid that to do otherwise would make me look bad?

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Am I a Pharisee?

5. Does my poor spiritual performance cause me to question how God thinks about me?

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Am I a Pharisee?

6. Am I more concerned about what people think than what God thinks? Do I fear man more than God?

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Am I a Pharisee?

7. Am I known by people for what I am against rather than for what I am for or Who I serve?

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“Blind Pharisee! First clean the inside of the cup and dish, and then the outside also will be clean.”

Matthew 23:26

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Recognize the Pharisee that is you!

Regularly confess your phariseeism to God

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“And the scripture was fulfilled that says, "Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness," and he was called God's friend.”

James 2:23

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