Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Seek First the Kingdom

Jesus Ambition                    Matthew 6:19-34

Message by Rev. Dr. Myles Krueger
The Treasurers of Heaven
Are our Treasures important in Eternal Life? 
Seek First the Kingdom
a)      Matthew 6:1-18  Jesus speaks of our "Public Life": 
                Giving, Praying, Fasting
a)      Matthew 6:19-24 Jesus speaks of our "Private Life" 
Jesus teaches us about “alternatives” from which to choose:
        a)    two treasures
        b)    two bodily conditions
        c)    two masters
        d)    two pre-occupations

What is Our Value System?
Our attitude toward buying, giving and use of our investments.
Response of Believers:
a)      Tax Return evaluations?
b)      "Do we give substantially? 
c)       "Prosperity Preachers": a by-gone era?
Jesus does not rebuke having high incomes and wealth: 
a)      Jesus' warning: see Matthew 19:24 "eye of the needle”
b)      Paul's Teaching: 1 Timothy 6:10
c)       "Saving for a rainy day", "Life Insurance" are not forbidden!
The Sermon on the 'Mount' has a focus
a)      Jesus is concerned with our "Heart's Motivation" and then watches us
b)      Heaven: will Jesus be concerned with what we accomplish materially?
c)       How does Jesus look upon you with His heart?
Memory Verse: Week Five
Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. Matthew 6:33
This Week:

  1. Read and reflect.
  2. Think about your heart motivation when it comes to trusting God with your resources.
  3. How do you view treasures?

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