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Matthew 6:1-8, 16-18

– Religion and Rewards –

Southgate Alliance Church, June 21, 2020

 

Introduction: Virtue signaling

  1. Giving – 6:2-4
  2. Prayer – 6:5-8
  3. Fasting – 6:16-18

 

I. Righteousness

See Matthew 5:20 and 5:48.

We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. 21 For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

 

II. Ritual

 

III. Reward

Compare 5:11-12 and 6:19-21

 

IV. Relationship

See Matthew 7:21-23

In John 16:27, Jesus told his disciples, “…the Father himself loves you, because you have loved me, and have believed that I came from God.”

 

Text Application Questions for Matthew 6:1-8, 16-18

- Religion and Rewards -

Southgate Alliance Church, June 21, 2020

 

Read Matthew 6:1-8, 16-18

 

What is the danger that Jesus warns against in verse 1?

 

How might people “trumpet” their charitable giving today? Is this always wrong?

 

What did Jesus mean by saying “…do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing”?

 

What are some problems with prayer that Jesus addresses? Do you think that you have been guilty of these types of problem prayers?

 

Did Jesus deny the usefulness of public prayer? Why or why not?

 

What is the problem with fasting in an obvious way?

 

What is the reward that Jesus promises in these verses? See 6:19-21

 

What is the greatest reward that we can find in secret worship?