Sermon – “Traditions – The Bad & The Good”

Topic: “Traditions – The Bad & The Good”

Speaker: Gene Rupel

Date: Jan. 12th, 2020

Text: Matthew 15: 1-9 (NASB):

1About this time some Pharisees and teachers of the Law of Moses came from Jerusalem. They asked Jesus, 2“Why don’t your disciples obey what our ancestors taught us to do? They don’t even wash their hands before they eat.”

3Jesus answered:

Why do you disobey God and follow your own teaching? 4Didn’t God command you to respect your father and mother? Didn’t he tell you to put to death all who curse their parents? 5But you let people get by without helping their parents when they should. You let them say that what they have has been offered to God. 6Is this any way to show respect to your parents? You ignore God’s commands in order to follow your own teaching. 7And you are nothing but show-offs! Isaiah the prophet was right when he wrote that God had said,

8 “All of you praise me

with your words,

but you never really

think about me.

9It is useless for you

to worship me,

when you teach rules

made up by humans.”

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