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PREACHING!. How to Give Well - Matthew 6:1-4. How to Give Well - Matthew 6:1-4. The Importance of ‘Acts of Righteousness’ 2 sorts of ‘righteousness’ ‘moral’ righteousness practical ‘acts’ of righteousness Jesus expects his followers to be giving people.

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Preaching

PREACHING!

How to Give Well - Matthew 6:1-4


How to give well matthew 6 1 4

How to Give Well - Matthew 6:1-4

  • The Importance of ‘Acts of Righteousness’

    2 sorts of ‘righteousness’

    • ‘moral’ righteousness

    • practical ‘acts’ of righteousness

      Jesus expects his followers to be giving people.

    • ‘Whenyou give to the needy’ – v2


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How to Give Well - Matthew 6:1-4

  • The Importance of ‘Acts of Righteousness’

    Jesus expects his followers to be giving people – v2

  • Don’t give for your own gain

    • ‘Don’t be like the hypocrites’ - v2

    • ‘hypocrite’ = an actor

  • Give as secretly as possible

    • ‘Don’t let you left hand know what you right is doing’ – v3

      Give in as understated, non self centred as possible!


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    How to Give Well - Matthew 6:1-4

    • Good givers will be rewarded!

      ‘You will be rewarded’ – v4


    Preaching

    And if anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones who is my disciple, truly I tell you, that person will certainly not lose their reward.’Matthew 10:42


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    How to Give Well - Matthew 6:1-4

    • Good givers will be rewarded! ‘You will be rewarded’ – v4

      • So what are these rewards?

        • Not health or wealth

        • Beware of any preacher that offers these!

      • The rewards God gives are more valuable than material things.

        • Rewards on earth - peace, comfort, satisfaction, acceptance and reassurance from God (Beatitudes)

        • Rewards he keeps for us in heaven - Matt 5:12 & 25:23


    Great is your reward in heaven matthew 5 12

    ‘Great is your reward in heaven’,Matthew 5:12


    You have been faithful with a few things i will put you in charge of many things matthew 25 23

    ‘You have been faithful with a few things, I will put you in charge of many things’. Matthew 25:23


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    How to Give Well - Matthew 6:1-4

    • Good givers will be rewarded – v4.

      • What are these rewards?

        • Not health or wealth.

        • Beware of any preacher that offers these!

      • The rewards God gives are more valuable than material things.

        • Rewards on earth - peace, comfort, satisfaction, acceptance and reassurance from God (Beatitudes)

        • Rewards he keeps for us in heaven - Matt 5:12 & 25:23

      • Don’t work for rewards – but be assured that if you give freely you will not lose out but actually gain.

      • Only when you die to self and live for God and others will you get what you seek!


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