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Tuesday, June 25

Unmasking Hypocrisy: Lessons from Matthew Chapter 23

Explore the teachings from the book of Matthew, emphasizing the timeless wisdom and truth of God's Word. Human leaders are fallible, often failing to live up to the standards they espouse. However, God's word stands unchallenged. In this message, delve into Jesus' reprimand in Matthew 23, where He outlines the perils of hypocrisy. Learn about the different types of hypocrisy: toward others, self, and God. Discover the contrast between holding others to higher standards while excusing one's own faults, projecting righteousness outwardly but harboring corruption within, and the hypocrisy of claiming devotion to God while one's heart is distant. As you engage with these lessons, reflect on your own life and seek an undivided heart, fully committed to God's truth. Join us each week for deeper insights and spiritual growth, and connect with our community for fellowship and worship.

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Cornerstone Connection is the radio ministry of Gary Hamrick, pastor of Cornerstone Chapel in Leesburg, VA. It is Pastor Gary’s desire to teach God’s Word in a practical, relevant way that reaches listeners with the life-changing good news of Jesus Christ.

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