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Looking Or Looked At? - Article
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Connie J. Horn - ... ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven” (Matthew 6:1). The “hypocrites” of Matthew 6, although they had set themselves up as the religious leaders of the Jews, were motivated solely by a desire to appear...
Weighty Matters - Article
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Henry Morris III, D.Min. - ... ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone." (Matthew 23:23) This particular "woe" among the eight in Matthew 23 is often only partially proclaimed. Usually, sermons are delivered about the "judgment, mercy, and...
Spiritual Self-Condemnation - Article
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Henry Morris III, D.Min. - been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets." (Matthew 23:29-30) This final "woe" in Matthew 23 is the most awful of all eight of them. Although this builds from verse 25, the conclusion demonstrates the result of such...
One Of You Shall Betray Me - Article
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Norman P. Spotts, D.D. - ... I say unto you, that one of you shall betray me” (Matthew 26:21). If the Lord were to appear in a fundamental, Bible believing congregation and dramatically say to pastor and people: “One of you shall betray me,” what...
Spiritual Cleanliness - Article
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Henry Morris III, D.Min. - ... but within they are full of extortion and excess." (Matthew 23:25) Three of the eight "woe's" in Matthew 23 deal with a particular aspect of spiritual cleanliness. This one seems to emphasize personal cleanliness. The next...
How to Become Great - Article
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Henry Morris, Ph.D. - ... and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted" (Matthew 23:12). The principle expressed here by our Lord Jesus is found frequently in the Scriptures and thus must be of key importance. The greatest example of humility was set by the...
Spiritual Ugliness - Article
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Henry Morris III, D.Min. - ... full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness." (Matthew 23:27) "Beauty is only skin deep" seems to be the modern secular equivalent of this "woe" in Matthew 23. The corresponding Old Testament statement is...
Dogs and Dangers - Article
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Henry Morris III, D.Min. - ... warned not to give "that which is holy unto the dogs" (Matthew 7:6). We must "beware of dogs" indeed. Those motivated by evil come under severe condemnation. False prophets are called "wolves" (Matthew 7:15), false apostles are deceitful (2...
Blind Guides - Article
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Henry Morris III, D.Min. - shall swear by the gold of the temple, he is a debtor!" (Matthew 23:16) The 23rd chapter of Matthew contains some harsh denunciations as Jesus delivers the eight "woe's." Even the Greek word is a bit eerie; it is pronounced...
The Transfiguration - Article
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Henry Morris, Ph.D. - ... as the sun, and His raiment was white as the light” (Matthew 17:1,2). This remarkable transfiguration of Christ was shown to the three disciples so that they could actually “see (Him) coming in His kingdom” (Matthew 16:28),...
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