Often we hear of the reason that people do not attend church is because Christians are so hypocritical. Sometimes we might even feel as if we are not worthy of preaching the gospel or teaching someone the truth because people who know us might think we are hypocrites. But what does Jesus actually teach us about what a true hypocrite is? Are you a hypocrite and don’t even know it?
What biblically is a hypocrite?
What is something you question whether the Bible actually calls it a sin?
What sin in your life do you hide, thinking no one knows about it?
What righteousness (spiritual disciplines—sharing the gospel, reading the word, praying, tithing, serving, etc…) do you feel convicted to do but don’t? Do you hide this? Why?
Do you pretend to be a stronger christian than you are to some people? How? When?
Do you pretend to be a non christian to some people? How? Why?
Is there anything in your life your feel would crush life as you know it if your parents, friends, or youth leaders knew? Your Father in Heaven wants more than anything for you to walk in freedom from it. Do you struggle to do the right you know to do? Maybe even while people think you actually do it? Be open. Be real. The hidden and unknown leave room for the enemy to attack. He can’t leverage what you’re honest about. Even more, your authenticity might lead someone else straight to the power of the cross.