Piously Pretending | Pastor Mike Fortune | December 8, 2018


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  1. To know it all (Luke 20:41-44; Psalm 110:1; Hebrews 1:3; Hebrews 10:12-13; Revelation 22:16)
  2. To be religious (Luke 20:45-47a; Exodus 22:22; Isaiah 10:2; Romans 12:16)
  3. There won't be consequences (Luke 20:47b; Exodus 22:23-24; Isaiah 10:1; Luke 6:46)

Luke 20:41-44

41Then Jesus presented them with a question. “Why is it,” he asked, “that the Messiah is said to be the son of David? 42 For David himself wrote in the book of Psalms: ‘The Lord said to my Lord, sit in the place of honor at my right hand 43 until I humble your enemies, making them a footstool under your feet.’ 44 Since David called the Messiah ‘Lord,’ how can the Messiah be his son?”


Psalm 110:1

1 The Lord said to my Lord, 'Sit in the place of honor at my right hand until I humble your enemies, making them a footstool under your feet.'


Hebrews 1:3

3 The Son radiates God’s own glory and expresses the very character of God, and he sustains everything by the mighty power of his command. When he had cleansed us from our sins, he sat down in the place of honor at the right hand of the majestic God in heaven.


Hebrews 10:12-13

12 But our High Priest offered himself to God as a single sacrifice for sins, good for all time. Then he sat down in the place of honor at God’s right hand. 13 There he waits until his enemies are humbled and made a footstool under his feet.


Revelation 22:16

16 I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you this message for the churches. I am both the source of David and the heir to his throne.  I am the bright morning star.


Luke 20:45-47a

45 Then, with the crowds listening, he turned to his disciples and said, 46 Beware of these teachers of religious law! For they like to parade around in flowing robes and love to receive respectful greetings as they walk in the marketplaces. And how they love the seats of honor in the synagogues and the head table at banquets. 47a Yet they shamelessly cheat widows out of their property and then pretend to be pious by making long prayers in public.


Exodus 22:22

22 You must not exploit a widow or an orphan. 


Isaiah 10:2

2 They deprive the poor of justice and deny the rights of the needy among my people. They prey on widows and take advantage of orphans.


Romans 12:16 (Scripture Reading)

16 Live in harmony with each other. Don’t be too proud to enjoy the company of ordinary people. And don’t think you know it all!


Luke 20:47b

47b Because of this, they will be severely punished.


Exodus 22:23-24

23 If you exploit them in any way and they cry out to me, then I will certainly hear their cry. 24 My anger will blaze against you, and I will kill you with the sword. Then your wives will be widows and your children fatherless.


Isaiah 10:1

1 What sorrow awaits the unjust judges and those who issue unfair laws. 


Luke 6:46

46 So why do you keep calling me ‘Lord, Lord!’ when you don’t do what I say?