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“Empty Religion”

September 6, 2020 Speaker: Oliver Chia Series: Radical Dependence

Passage: Luke 11:37–11:54

Empty Religion

Luke 11:37-54


Unclean Hearts (vv. 37-39)






Self-Righteous Practices (vv. 40-44)






Opposition to God’s Word (vv. 45-52)






Antagonism towards Jesus (vv. 53-54)







“On that bloodstained cross the greatest of all prophets took the woe of our sin upon himself, and by the mercy of that cross we may be saved from all our self-righteous sins.” – Philip Graham Ryken

Reflection Questions:

  1. In what ways have I majored on the minor and ignored my relationship with God and with others?
  2. How have I been quick to criticize but slow to help others; or have refused to speak directly to others whose actions bothered me?


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