Reclaimed: No More Masks
Matthew 6:5 NLT
“When you pray, don’t be like the hypocrites who love to pray publicly on street corners and in the synagogues where everyone can see them. I tell you the truth, that is all the reward they will ever get.”
Matthew 6:16 NLT
“And when you fast, don’t make it obvious, as the hypocrites do, for they try to look miserable and disheveled so people will admire them for their fasting. I tell you the truth, that is the only reward they will ever get.”
2 Timothy 1:2-5 NLT
I am writing to Timothy, my dear son. May God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord give you grace, mercy, and peace. Encouragement to Be Faithful
Timothy, I thank God for you—the God I serve with a clear conscience, just as my ancestors did. Night and day I constantly remember you in my prayers.
I long to see you again, for I remember your tears as we parted. And I will be filled with joy when we are together again.
I remember your genuine faith, for you share the faith that first filled your grandmother Lois and your mother, Eunice. And I know that same faith continues strong in you.
Four Masks that keep us from being genuine:
- The Performer:
- The Pleaser:
- The Perfectionist:
- The Pretender:
Masks cover things up.
Sincere Faith or ______________ Faith
Find a Paul and reach out to a Timothy.
- Decide to follow Jesus.
- Identify your primary mask. What wound still needs healing?
- Find a Paul and reach out to a Timothy.