Matthew #12 – New Relationships (Matthew 7:1-12)

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Sermon outline

Righteousness, hypocrisy, and being full of yourself

New relationships with each other (v. 1-6)

  • The problem: hypocritical self-righteousness
  • Jesus’ solution: humble, discerning love for each other

A new relationship with God (v. 7-11)

  • The problem: cynical self-reliance
  • Jesus’ solution: child-like dependence on our good Father

Jesus’ one-sentence job description for life in his kingdom (v. 12)

Humble and hungry