Give Up the Enemies Within

Jesus teaches in this text that it is not consistent to be worried about external cleansing while our inward needs even a greater cleansing. Jesus is concerned about our inner life. He knows that it’s not enough to be outwardly clean. There are many things within us that we need cleansing, such as, pride, greed, hatred, jealousy, hostility, laziness, and lust. But this sermon will focus at least three: envy, blame-shifting and, pride.