Interpreter from underneath
Posted on the , in Thoughts for the Week, by Sarah Brandt
The word hypocrite predates Jesus’ time on earth. It’s a word from the ancient world of Greek drama, and means ‘actor’. Actors would wear masks to denote which character they were playing and hypocrite literally means ‘interpreter from underneath’ – underneath the mask.
In Sunday morning’s passage Jon will take us through the first half of Matthew 6 in which Jesus addresses issues of pretence and honesty in faith. But of course, none of us have ever been tempted to come across as more faithful, more Christian, than we actually are!
On Sunday night our wonderful young people will be leading the service as we delve into the murky (and hypocritical) world of David and his sin.