LIFE Part 6 “The Reward of the Private LIFE”
Have you ever done something for someone else and you really wanted them to _____________ that you did it?
If we really hear and do what Jesus says in the Sermon on the Mount our lives will be _________________.
Key: In order to ____________ what Jesus says, we have to _______________ on who Jesus is.
In Jesus’ audience there were many who did the ______________ things for the _______________ reasons.
Big Idea: _______________ deeds, done for the _______________ reasons will lead to a ______________ reward.
Giving to the Needy
6 “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.
2 “So 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. 3 But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, 4 so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.
5 “And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. 6 But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.
16 “When you fast, do not look somber as the hypocrites do, for they disfigure their faces to show others they are fasting. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. 17 But when you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face, 18 so that it will not be obvious to others that you are fasting, but only to your Father, who is unseen; and your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.
Why are men so prone to _______________ recognition?
1. We like the _____________ of __________. “that they may have glory from men.”
The praise of men can be ______________ and ___________.
2. We want ____________________ gratification. “they have received their reward in full”
A ____________ reward from men will ultimately lead to feeling ______________.
The Benefits of Being Rewarded by God
1. He’s _____________. “then your Father…will reward you.”
The highest _______________ comes from the highest _________________.
2. His rewards are the _______________.
It’s OK to _______________ on the rewards.
God’s rewards are _________________. Matthew 6:19-21
Treasures in Heaven
19 “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. 20 But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
_______________ is required to trust God for ________________ rewards.
3. He doesn’t _____________ anything. “who sees what is done in secret”
Sometimes people who are supposed to be impressed by what we ___________ don’t notice what we have ____________.
Jesus said, “No man can serve ____________ masters.”
There is nothing of _______________ value in this life, apart from God.
“Right deeds done for the right reasons will lead to right rewards.”