Matt 23:13-33(In Pictures)

Matt 23:13 Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You shut the door of the kingdom of heaven in people’s faces. You yourselves do not enter, nor will you let those enter who are trying to.(vs 14)Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows’ houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation.(vs15)Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You travel over land and sea to win a single convert, and when you have succeeded, you make them twice as much a child of hell as you are.

Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows' houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation.

Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows’ houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation.

Matt 23:16 Woe to you, blind guides! You say, ‘If anyone swears by the temple, it means nothing; but anyone who swears by the gold of the temple is bound by that oath.(vs17)You blind fools! Which is greater: the gold, or the temple that makes the gold sacred?(vs18) You also say, ‘If anyone swears by the altar, it means nothing; but anyone who swears by the gift on the altar is bound by that oath.(vs19)You blind men! Which is greater: the gift, or the altar that makes the gift sacred?(vs20)Therefore, anyone who swears by the altar swears by it and by everything on it.(vs21)And anyone who swears by the temple swears by it and by the one who dwells in it.(vs22)And anyone who swears by heaven swears by God’s throne and by the one who sits on it.

And, Whosoever shall swear by the altar, it is nothing; but whosoever sweareth by the gift that is upon it, he is guilty.

And, Whosoever shall swear by the altar, it is nothing; but whosoever sweareth by the gift that is upon it, he is guilty.

Matt 23:23 Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You give a tenth of your spices—mint, dill and cumin. But you have neglected the more important matters of the law—justice, mercy and faithfulness. You should have practiced the latter, without neglecting the former.(vs24)You blind guides! You strain out a gnat but swallow a camel.(vs25)Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You clean the outside of the cup and dish, but inside they are full of greed and self-indulgence.(vs26)Blind Pharisee! First clean the inside of the cup and dish, and then the outside also will be clean.

Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess.

Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess.

Matt 23:27 Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You are like whitewashed tombs, which look beautiful on the outside but on the inside are full of the bones of the dead and everything unclean.(vs28)In the same way, on the outside you appear to people as righteous but on the inside you are full of hypocrisy and wickedness.(vs29)Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You build tombs for the prophets and decorate the graves of the righteous.(vs30)And you say, ‘If we had lived in the days of our ancestors, we would not have taken part with them in shedding the blood of the prophets.

Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead [men's] bones, and of all uncleannes

Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead [men’s] bones, and of all uncleannes

Matt 23:31 So you testify against yourselves that you are the descendants of those who murdered the prophets.(vs32)Go ahead, then, and complete what your ancestors started!(vs33)You snakes! You brood of vipers! How will you escape being condemned to hell?

[Ye] serpents, [ye] generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?

[Ye] serpents, [ye] generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?

Luke 11:39-52(in Pictures)

Luke 11:42 What sorrow awaits you Pharisees! For you are careful to tithe even the tiniest income from your herb gardens, [fn] but you ignore justice and the love of God. You should tithe, yes, but do not neglect the more important things.

Luke 11:42 What sorrow awaits you Pharisees! For you are careful to tithe even the tiniest income from your herb gardens, [fn] but you ignore justice and the love of God. You should tithe, yes, but do not neglect the more important things.

Luke 11:39 Then the Lord said to him, “You Pharisees are so careful to clean the outside of the cup and the dish, but inside you are filthy—full of greed and wickedness! (verse 40) Fools! Didn’t God make the inside as well as the outside?(verse 41) So clean the inside by giving gifts to the poor, and you will be clean all over. (vs 42) What sorrow awaits you Pharisees! For you are careful to tithe even the tiniest income from your herb gardens, [fn] but you ignore justice and the love of God. You should tithe, yes, but do not neglect the more important things.

Luk 11:43

Luk 11:43 “What sorrow awaits you Pharisees! For you love to sit in the seats of honor in the synagogues and receive respectful greetings as you walk in the marketplaces.

Luke 11:43 “What sorrow awaits you Pharisees! For you love to sit in the seats of honor in the synagogues and receive respectful greetings as you walk in the marketplaces. (vs 44) Yes, what sorrow awaits you! For you are like hidden graves in a field. People walk over them without knowing the corruption they are stepping on.” (vs 45) Then answered one of the lawyers, and said unto him, Master, thus saying thou reproachest us also.(vs46)And he said, Woe unto you also, [ye] lawyers! for ye lade men with burdens grievous to be borne, and ye yourselves touch not the burdens with one of your fingers.

Luk 11:47 Woe unto you! for ye build the sepulchres of the prophets, and your fathers killed them. [Treasury of Scripture Knowledge] [Concordance and Hebrew/Greek Lexicon] [List Audio, Study Tools, Commentaries] [No Images or Hymns Available] [Versions/Translations] [Dictionary Aids] [Select for Copy; Double click to (de-)select all] Luk 11:48   	Truly ye bear witness that ye allow the deeds of your fathers: for they indeed killed them, and ye build their sepulchres.

Luk 11:47 Woe unto you! for ye build the sepulchres of the prophets, and your fathers killed them. Luk 11:48 Truly ye bear witness that ye allow the deeds of your fathers: for they indeed killed them, and ye build their sepulchres.

Luke 11:47 Woe unto you! for ye build the sepulchres of the prophets, and your fathers killed them. (vs48)Truly ye bear witness that ye allow the deeds of your fathers: for they indeed killed them, and ye build their sepulchres.(vs49)Therefore also said the wisdom of God, I will send them prophets and apostles, and [some] of them they shall slay and persecute:(vs50)That the blood of all the prophets, which was shed from the foundation of the world, may be required of this generation;(vs51)From the blood of Abel unto the blood of Zacharias, which perished between the altar and the temple: verily I say unto you, It shall be required of this generation.(vs52)Woe to you experts in the law, because you have taken away the key to knowledge. You yourselves have not entered, and you have hindered those who were entering.

Forgiveness for Offenders by Lester Sumrall.

While we are thinking about Jesus’ teachings on Sex, we should take special note of the way he forgave Sex Offenders. He shows us once again that God is ready to welcome back anyone who repents of sin- even a Sexual Sin.

When Jesus traveled through the region of Samaria, he stopped at a well to get a drink. A woman came to dip her jar in the well, an Jesus struck up a conversation with her. This was highly unusual because Jews had a deep resentment of the Samaritans, who were a mixed breed, half-jew an half-gentile. But Jesus was so interested in this woman’s soul that he didn’t let racial differences stand in the way. He talked to her. And after discussing theology for a few minutes, Jesus said “Go call your husband, an come here” John 4:16.

The woman must have smiled as she said “I have no husband” “You have well said, “I have no husband”’” Jesus replied for you have had 5 husbands, an the 1 whom you have now is not your husband; in that you spoke truly vs18.

Notice that Jesus didn’t condemn her for her sin. He didn’t shame her for what she had done. But he did confront her with the truth; he told her point blank that her sex life needed to be Straightened out. He let her know that he was well aware of her promiscuous life, an he wanted her to come clean before God.

Earlier I mentioned the incident in which a woman anointed Jesus’ feet with tears(Luke 7:36-50). The bible simply says that she was a woman in the city who was a sinner in vs 37. The Bib;e commentator Charles L. Childers says “Such an expression as this in the N.T terminology, means a prostitute” Dr Childers interpretation seems confirmed by the way the Pharisees reacted to this woman.They said”This man if He were a Prophet, would have known who & what manner of woman this is who is touching him, for she is a sinner” vs 39.

The Pharisees were careful students of the Law. They didn’t want to defile themselves by touching anyone who had violated God’s Commandments. So they would have nothing to do with the woman. But Observe Jesus’ Attitude. He watched her kneel at His Feet & weep unashamedly in front of all the men; then she let her long hair down, an used it to wipe his feet with her tears. Jesus had compassion on her, He could see through her sin of Prostitution & discern her needs of her heart. So he Said “Your Sins are Forgiven…Your faith has saved you, go in peace” verses 48 & 50. The master expositor Matthew Henry writes:

Let who will object, Christ will bid the penitent that applies to him to depart in peace, partaking of salvation through faith in His Name. But may we not with shame confess, that while we hope our offenses are freely pardoned, we love but little?….Instead of grudging greater sinners the mercy they find with Christ upon their repentance, we should be stirred up by their example to examine ourselves, whether we are indeed forgiven, and do love Christ.

This is God’s grace as work. By no means do we see Jesus treat sexual offenses in a casual half hearted way.(Personal note:but we do see this half hardheartedness in todays courts).He takes sin seriously, but he also takes repentance seriously. Whenever a sex offender comes to Him & says “Lord, I am sorry for what I’ve done;”Jesus is ready to forgive.(P.N:Unlike todays courts & D.O.J), He is ready to forget the Offense of the Prostitute, the adulterer, the homosexual, or the person guilty of any other Sexual Offense(P.N:Unlike the Bitterness & Greeds of the courts today). Sexual Sins are very grave matters in God’s Sight; but He is just as willing to forgive the Sex Offender as He is to forgive the smallest of Sin of a Godly Person.

Christ can make something beautiful of your life. No matter what your sins have been- even if you have been sexually immoral in the Vilest way-Jesus stands ready to forgive you & cleanse you of your sin. He can wipe the evil deeds & evil thoughts out of your life forever, if you give him a chance.

 

The Law Of The Land Verses Jesus Christ

The Pharisees & Sadducee’s in the Time of Christ were both apart of the Sanhedrin which Established the Law Of The Land, whilst bringing in Laws not Lining Up with God’s Word.

Today we see the same Problems with the Laws of the Land today as in the time Christ was dealing with those of the Law in this Day.

Those of the Law of the Land were quick to Judge in Jesus Christ’s time, doing all they could to usurp themselves over God’s Authority, inc. God’s Authority through Christ.

So like those of the Law of the Land today, they tried to Trap Christ so they could consider themselves as The Superiors.

They Showed No Compassion to those who had Broken the Law, Where the Letter Killeth, but the Spirit Gives Life.