Big idea: Jesus warns us to flee the (false) religion of self-righteousness which blinds people to their need for a Saviour. Even as followers of Jesus, we should regularly examine our own hearts for the following signs of the sins of pride and hypocrisy …


a. Do we fail to practise what we preach? (23:1-3)
b. Do we reinforce rules or act as agents of Grace (23:4)
c. Do we idolise ourselves or live for the Lord (23:5-12)