This is the commencement of a series of messages on Matthew 23 - widely known as the discourse in which our Lord rains down a succession of 'woes' on the heads of the scribes and Pharisees.
These words are readily applicable to those who represent the modern day apostasy ... but do they have any relevance to us? Could it even be the case that these scribes and Pharisees find a parallel in us?
The first four messages were delivered at the annual Week of Prayer in Londonderry FPC. I am grateful to Bruce Goettsche for sparking off the thoughts of application for these lines - and for highlighting many practical points in this chapter.
Ian Brown succeeded Dr Ian Paisley as minister of Martyrs Memorial in August 2013. Prior to this he pastored the Free Presbyterian congregation in Northern Irelandâ€™s Maiden City, Londonderry, from 1987 to 2013. He is the author of several books, notably: â€śBelfast Boat â€“ Titanic,...