Matthew 23:6 - 23:10
Steve Gregg discusses Matthew 23:6-23:10 in this lecture. He states that accountability is advantageous for individuals to overcome their secret sins, and argues that Jesus admonishes religious leaders for their desire for power and status. Specifically, Gregg explains that the Pharisees wanted better seats in synagogues, and interprets Jesus' call to not call anyone "father" or "teacher" as a rejection of religious titles and a reminder to observe God's will. Gregg cautions against the wrong interpretation of Jesus' teachings and highlights the appropriate occasions that warrant religious titles, such as apostleship.