Know When To Let Go: Distinguishing Them From Him
Matthew 15:10-20
Sermon delivered by
Trennie Williams PhDc
Christ Tabernacle Baptist Church
April 8, 2018

Mat 15:10 — Mat 15:20
What Defiles a Person
And he called the people to him and said to them, “Hear and understand: it is not what goes into the mouth that defiles a person, but what comes out of the mouth; this defiles a person.” Then the disciples came and said to him, “Do you know that the Pharisees were offended when they heard this saying?” He answered, “Every plant that my heavenly Father has not planted will be rooted up. Let them alone; they are blind guides. And if the blind lead the blind, both will fall into a pit.” But Peter said to him, “Explain the parable to us.” And he said, “Are you also still without understanding? Do you not see that whatever goes into the mouth passes into the stomach and is expelled? But what comes out of the mouth proceeds from the heart, and this defiles a person. For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false witness, slander. These are what defile a person. But to eat with unwashed hands does not defile anyone.”

Matthew 15:14
Let them alone; they are blind guides. And if the blind lead the blind, both will fall into a pit.”

What differentiates man’s words from God’s Word?
1. Hear and understand God’s Word.

2. Leave false words and teachings.

3. A Christ-like heart overcomes anything defiled.

References
Matthew 15
Matthew 13:40-41
Psalms 92:13
Isaiah 60:21
John 15:2, 6
1 Corinthians 3:12-15

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