Sermons on Self-righteousness
Matthew 6:1-4 Jesus, by way of contrast, shows what the righteousness of His disciples should not look like as he points out the hypocrisy of the Pharisees.
Gal. 5:26-6:1 A proper self assessment has impact on how we relate to one another within the body of Christ.
Ephesians 2:1-10 The good News of Jesus also contains some really bad news, and it is not until we understand that bad news that the good news will ever be desired or embraced. Once our spiritual condition apart from Christ is seen, the gospel does truly become the greatest good news we could ever hear.
Luke 18:9-14 Jesus speaks a parable to those who trust in themselves that they are righteous. The world is full of all kinds of religion seeking to answer our question, but the Lord shows that there is one way to be right with God, and it is not by our own merit.
Luke 15:11-32 Jesus tells a parable to teach those who are grumbling at the sight of sinners being welcomed by Jesus.
Luke 11:37-54 Jesus confronts the Pharisees and experts in the law of God with a series of curses. Moralism can’t save, and Jesus shows that as He confronts these false teachers.
Luke 11:29-36 Jesus speak of the generation in Israel at His time as being evil. These actively choose to remain in darkness rather than walk in the light. They have been given ample evidence, yet they demand more signs in order to believe. Jesus offers nothing but the sign of Jonah, which might not be what you think it is upon first reading of this text.
Luke 11:24-28 Jesus teaches about a demon that leaves a man and finding no rest and his house still empty he returns and brings seven more evil demons with him. This was a man who cleaned up his life, he turned from immorality to live a good life. But this is no protection from demons. Morality is a dangerous thing apart from the spirit of God bringing regeneration. Sinners see their sin much more easily, but good people believe themselves…
Luke 10:29-37. Responding to the scribe who asked “what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” Jesus explains who is the neighbor that is to be loved by telling the parable of the good Samaritan. Do you love you neighbor?
Luke 7:1-10. A Centurion seeks Jesus healing for his slave who is at the point of death. Genuine faith is seen in this man, where as the Jews around him demonstrate a worldview completely the opposite. A living example is seen in the Centurion of what it looks like to live the beatitudes.