Sermon on the Mount: Faithful to God

1“Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of others to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven. 2So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. 3But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, 4so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.” ~Matthew 6

What is our need

To feel needed?

What is gained

When we feel strained

To please men instead of God?

I admit I want to feel special

As people look at what I’ve done

But in the end it is worthless without

My God

.

Have faith

In Jesus

Let Him be glorified

Whether you’re seen

Whether you hide

Have faith

In Jesus

I want to hear Him say

.

I want you to know

I’m so godly

Can you tell I am fasting

Do I need to suffer more?

I can’t help

That poor man

He’s hiding in the alley

Who could see me helping there?

Where is the love we are to show

One another?

Where is the life we were meant to live?

Do you desire God’s glory?

.

Have faith

In Jesus

Let Him be glorified

Whether you’re seen

Whether you hide

Have faith

In Jesus

I want to hear Him say

.

“Good

And faithful servant

You were faithful with little

And much

Good

And faithful servant

I saw what you did

When no one else could”

That’s what I long to hear

I want to be that servant

That’s what I long to see

Him in Heaven smiling at me

~

16″Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.” ~Matthew 5

14“For it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted to them his property. 15To one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away. 16He who had received the five talents went at once and traded with them, and he made five talents more. 17So also he who had the two talents made two talents more. 18But he who had received the one talent went and dug in the ground and hid his master’s money. 19Now after a long time the master of those servants came and settled accounts with them. 20And he who had received the five talents came forward, bringing five talents more, saying, ‘Master, you delivered to me five talents; here I have made five talents more.’ 21His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’ ~Matthew 25

“26Those who consider themselves religious and yet do not keep a tight rein on their tongues deceive themselves, and their religion is worthless. 27Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.” ~James 1

Matthew 23:5

“Everything they do is done for people to see: They make their phylacteries wide and the tassels on their garments long;

Acts 3:12-13, 16

When Peter saw this, he said to them: “Fellow Israelites, why does this surprise you? Why do you stare at us as if by our own power or godliness we had made this man walk? 13The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the God of our fathers, has glorified his servant Jesus…16By faith in the name of Jesus, this man whom you see and know was made strong. It is Jesus’ name and the faith that comes through him that has completely healed him, as you can all see.”

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