Mission Hills Church
Live Free | Hypocrisy
"It is for freedom that Christ has set us free." (Galatians 5:1) So why are we so prone to shackling ourselves and others with things that keep us from experiencing that freedom? Join us for a study of the book of Galatians where the Apostle Paul teaches us how to live free by faith.
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Belonging to God and His people depends on believing in the resurrection of Jesus.
For before certain men came from James, he used to eat with the Gentiles. (Gal 2:12a)
...but when they arrived, he began to draw back and separate himself from the Gentiles... (Gal 2:12b)
Hypocrisy is the gap between what we declare and what what we demonstrate.
because he was afraid of those who belonged to the circumcision group. (Gal 2:12c)
Hypocrisy is often a symptom of fear.
Where is there a gap between what I declare and I demonstrate?
Is there a fear driving my hypocrisy?
2. The gaps of our hypocrisy can become holes others fall into.
When I saw that they were not acting in line with the truth of the gospel, (Gal 2:14a)
The Gospel: believing in Jesus erases the guilt of our bad behaving.
I said to Cephas in front of them all, "You are a Jew, yet you live like a Gentile and not like a Jew. How is it, then, that you force Gentiles to follow Jewish customs?” (Gal 2:14b)
15 "We who are Jews by birth and not sinful Gentiles 16 know that a person is not justified by the works of the law, but by faith in Jesus Christ. (Gal 2:15-16a)
15 "We who are Jews by birth and not sinful Gentiles 16 know that a person is not justified by the works of the law, but by faith in Jesus Christ. (Gal 2:15-16a)
So we, too, have put our faith in Christ Jesus that we may be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the law, because by the works of the law no one will be justified. (Gal. 2:16b)
We can't remove past guilt with present goodness.
Paraphrase: If believing in Jesus means that we Jews now belong with Gentiles, does that mean Jesus promotes sin (since it’s always been a sin for Jews to associate with Gentiles)? Of course not!
When we allow our differences to become divisions, we become hypocrites who reverse the work of the gospel.
1. Where is there a gap between what I declare I believe and what I demonstrate I believe?
2. Is there a fear driving my hypocrisy?
3. What am I going to do about it?

Potholes: Fear (Aug 17/18, 2019) podcast message
https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/potholes-fear-the-book-of-proverbs/id1119253805?i=1000447272456