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Comments on Jesus community: hypocrisy





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Thanks, Jim for coming and reading, and for your v...

2007-08-15T21:48:00.000-04:00

Thanks, Jim for coming and reading, and for your very kind and encouraging words.



Ted,You say a lot in a few words. Very good post....

2007-08-15T14:20:00.000-04:00

Ted,
You say a lot in a few words. Very good post. You made me think



Nancy, Thanks for your additional comments, the ve...

2007-08-08T05:26:00.000-04:00

Nancy, Thanks for your additional comments, the very appropriate Scripture which should speak powerfully into our lives as individuals in community. Also the the other sites. When I have more time I'll get into them. Lately it's been rather hectic.



Charity, Good point and thanks. I think it is so i...

2007-08-07T22:19:00.000-04:00

Charity, Good point and thanks. I think it is so important not to "sweep under the rug" what's going on with us to ourselves and before God. Nor is it good to act out that part before others, that we're altogether righteous, when we're not. I'm learning, I think.



Ted - Great thoughts. I especially like your line ...

2007-08-07T17:36:00.000-04:00

Ted - Great thoughts. I especially like your line of thinking about deceiving ourselves. I have come to understand about myself that I can never totally understand and evaluate my motives. There will always be a shred of pride or a speck of manipulation in just about everything I do. In order to NOT be a hypocrite, I just freely relinquish those things to Jesus, and ask him to redeem my actions even when they are originating from a less than pure place.



i just read a sermon from a pastor at the friend's...

2007-08-07T14:07:00.000-04:00

i just read a sermon from a pastor at the friend's church given on Sunday...http://www.greggsgambles.com/messages/07-08-05_blog.htm
and i would like to add this chapter from 2 Corinthians 4...
http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2%20Corinthians%204&version=31
it seems that it corresponds with the subject matter and might be a help.



humility...maybe this is what can help us in this....

2007-08-07T13:34:00.000-04:00

humility...maybe this is what can help us in this.
Colossians 3:12,13
Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.



L.L., Surely it can be. Especially when we project...

2007-08-07T12:21:00.000-04:00

L.L., Surely it can be. Especially when we project strongly on another what might be happening in our own hearts and try to correct that. Instead we have to acknowledge that we're in the wrong and first deal with that, of course.



Wendy, Yes. We need to be honest before God and ou...

2007-08-07T12:20:00.000-04:00

Wendy, Yes. We need to be honest before God and ourselves and then we won't be so dishonest around each other. Though I think this is all a part of growth in grace. Our self-deception is very deceptive to us!



So hypocrisy then is a form of manipulation? That'...

2007-08-07T08:59:00.000-04:00

So hypocrisy then is a form of manipulation? That's what I began to think when I stood back to consider this post.



Ted,I think it really comes down to need. We've al...

2007-08-07T07:03:00.000-04:00

Ted,
I think it really comes down to need. We've all met people who just can't seem to ever admit they're wrong, regardless of how much evidence to the contrary that can be produced. These people do not believe they NEED to examine themselves--they are as the bible calls them "proud in their own conceits."
It feels good to be right, BUT it feels ten times better to know God is right and we don't always have to be. It's our position; He is God and we are not. What a comforting thought. BUT usually it takes some painful circumstance to make most of us humbled to the point where we see this need and acknowledge it.

Wendy