How Jesus Fixes Hypocrisy

Released June 9, 2021 by Mavericks & Misfits with Jeff Lyle


In ancient times, an actor on stage was often known as a comes from the Greek word hypókrisis, meaning “play acting”. It referred to a person who wore a mask in front of others to pretend they were someone else. This is the essence of all hypocrisy. The hypocrite thinks himself or herself to be something other than what they truly are. In Matthew 7:1-5, Jesus warns His followers that we all have the potential to live as hypocrites. He firmly tells us what we must do to avoid this disastrous potential for our lives.   In this episode of Mavericks & Misfits, Jeff calls the listener to consider if life has become frustrated, stagnant and generally unhappy. For some, it is for no other reason than that they have become fixated on what is wrong with others. This leads to judgmentalism and comparative-ism. When we are more concerned with what is lacking in others than we are in what is lacking in ourselves, we are in the process of becoming hypocrites. This podcast throws up a massive U-Turn sign for those heading in that direction. Additional resources are available at