Sermons

Jesus continues His discussion of the things that trouble believers by focusing on daily worries and anxieties. After teaching that Christians are not called to a pursuit of wealth and earthly gain (See "Treasure and Tragedy", Mat. 6:19-21; and "Single-Minded Devotion", Mat. 6:22-24)—which only leads to worry, He expands the logic of His argument to show that they are not in fact even to have anxiety even about physical needs.

The Model Prayer

September 13, 2019
Jesus did not leave His disciples without cause to pray or without a way to pray. He wanted to be sure that His followers, then and now, would know how to come humbly before the Father, through Christ, indwelled by the Holy Spirit, with their every prayer and petition.
Our passage reviews the first in a series of life applications based on Jesus' warning not to practice righteousness to be noticed by others (Mat. 6:1). While so many wanted to be known for how much they did for the Lord, Jesus said that His followers were not to be concerned what others think at all, but to be seeking approval from the Father in heaven (Mat. 6:4).
Nowhere in Scripture are God's people told to hate their enemies, but what we learn from Jesus throughout His ministry is that many of the religious leaders and their followers hated enemies and neighbours alike, if they could accuse them of being outside of their sphere of care and concern.