Lesson 3 Straining Out Gnats

Pastor: Harry M. Krolus

STRAINING OUT GNATS AND SWALLOWING CAMELS

I.    Read Matthew 23:24

A. What is the context as found in verse 23?

B.  What light do the following passages shed?

1. Matthew 7:3-5.

2. Micah 6:8.

3. Isaiah 1:10-17

4. Matthew 23:1-7

5. Matthew 22:15-18

II.    C. What exactly is hypocrisy, and how might you define it?


III.     D. Why were the Jews often singled out for hypocrisy?


IV.    E. What guidance to we find in the following passages

1.  James 1:22.

2.  1 Timothy 1:5.

3.  2 Timothy 1:5 .


V.     Questions to ponder.

Why is hypocrisy so dangerous?

What is the difference between being a hypocrite and being hypocritical?

How would you respond to the charge that the church is made up of people who think they are better than anyone else?

 
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