Isn’t the church full of hypocrites – Part 6

 

Recently I had the pleasure of addressing this fun filled topic with Pastor Jeff Denton of Waterbrook Bible Fellowship in Wylie, Texas. I am posting a question per day from that discussion. Here is question number 6.

 

Pastor Jeff:

 

What do you think of when you think of a genuinely righteous person – behaviors or character qualities?

 

Dave:

 

I am convinced it is character qualities that then manifest themselves in right behaviors.

 

Isn’t the church full of hypocrites? – Part 5


Recently I had the pleasure of addressing this fun filled topic with Pastor Jeff Denton of Waterbrook Bible Fellowship in Wylie, Texas. I am posting a question per day from that discussion. Here is question number 5.

 

Pastor Jeff: 

Don’t you think hypocrisy creeps up on us as we’re trying to “be” the best we can be? It can even have good motives at the beginning, yet turn into legalistic hypocrisy. How do we combat this?

 

Dave: 

 

Isn’t the church full of hypocrites? Part 4

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Recently I had the pleasure of addressing this fun filled topic with Pastor Jeff Denton of Waterbrook Bible Fellowship in Wylie, Texas. I am posting a question per day from that discussion. Here is question number 4..  

 

Pastor Jeff:

Jesus had severe words for hypocrites. He took these betrayals seriously. Yet, in some sense there is always a hypocrite (or two) with us. Can’t we get rid of them?  Why does the church seem to attract hypocritical people?

 

Dave:
 

Isn’t the church full of hypocrites? – Part 3

Recently I had the pleasure of addressing this fun filled topic with Pastor Jeff Denton of Waterbrook Bible Fellowship in Wylie, Texas. I am posting a question per day from that discussion. Here is question number 3..

 

PASTOR JEFF: 

 

Don’t hypocrites think they’re fooling everyone, yet their behavior gives away who they really are?

DAVE:

Absolutely. It is not just a spiritual phenomenon.

Isn’t the church full of hypocrites? Part 2


Recently I had the pleasure of addressing this fun filled topic with Pastor Jeff Denton of Waterbrook Bible Fellowship in Wylie, Texas. I am posting a question per day from that discussion. Here is part 2.

 

Pastor Jeff:

 

There are several reactions we can have to hypocrisy.

-          Just accept it.  “It’s part of every Christian’s life. We’re all hypocrites about something.”

-          Use it as an excuse for not being part of God’s family.   (Like today’s question: “Why would I hang out with those people?”   “Those people are fakes and I don’t want to be with fake people.”)

Isn’t the church full of hypocrites?

Last Sunday I participated in a series at my church, Waterbrook Bible Fellowship, that has been dealing with tough questions. Pastor Jeff Denton has been moderating discussions on difficult issues that every thoughtful believer must address. These topics have already been addressed and you can visit the website to watch or listen to the discussions.

“Isn’t believing Jesus is the only way arrogant?”
“Does science contradict Christianity?”
“Isn’t faith a cop-out?”

My assignment was a duck and cover topic.

“Isn’t the church full of hypocrites?”

My “bad Christian” response to that is simple. “Sure…but go ahead and join us. We can squeeze in one more.”