July 21, 2019

“Spiritual Traditions”, Alex Clegg, Thames Valley churches of Christ.

Preacher:
Passage: Matthew 15
Service Type:
Matthew 15.1-9
  1. Spiritual Traditions
  • “These people honour me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me.”
  • Jesus doesn’t say tradition is bad.
  • Tradition is often just “human rules”.
  • “Thus you nullify the word of God for the sake of your tradition.”
  • The Pharisees tradition didn’t match God’s will.
  • Do you have traditions/human rules in your spiritual life?
  • Do they help your heart to be close to God?
  • Do they align with the will of God?
  • Do you have traditions/human rules in your spiritual life?
  • Do they help your heart to be close to God?
  • Do they align with the will of God?
  • The Pharisees didn’t share God’s heart.
  • “These people honour me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me.”
  1. The Heart
  • Unclean from the inside out, not the outside in.
  • The word of God gets at our hearts.
  • “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.” Proverbs 4:23
  • How near does your heart feel towards God?
  • Where might you be refreshed by thinking about your heart towards God?
  • Have a heart to heart with God!
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