Matthew 6:1-4
No More Parades
Jesus' sermon on the mount called the people, and YOU into a new way of thinking, a new way of believing, and a new way of living. Join us this morning live at 8:30am & 10:00am at 205 Colt Avenue or at 10:00am on livestream.com/centurybaptist, facebook.com/centurybaptist, or KFYR-TV!
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  • Century Baptist Church
    205 Colt Ave, Bismarck, ND 58503, USA
    Domingo 8:30 AM, Domingo 10:00 AM
Jesus begins this segment of the sermon on the mount by addressing the fact that our goal in life is not to see ourselves as a grand marshal, not as a hero, but that when we give, pray, and fast, it is all to be done solely for the glory of God.
1. Jesus calls us all to live lives that are worthy of celebration

beware - pay close attention to the things that you do

Righteous acts flow from a righteous heart. An act of righteousness is only righteous if it serves the purpose of God.

Jesus said in 5:16 to let our lights shine before men so that they can give GOD the glory

When we understand that our salvation is extraordinary, the acts that we perform become ordinary. We are a mere reflection of Christ alive in us.



2. Jesus does call us to care for others

It is important for us to understand that Jesus does not say "if you give." He says "WHEN you give." It is expected of us to care for the needs of others.

NATAN - Hebrew for giving. It has the assumption that the giving creates a relationship with the receiver.

It is the Lord's design that we care for others. He tells us in Deuteronomy 15:11 that there will always be those in need.

When we give to others we are giving up part of our lives for them, sacrificially and willingly. (2 Corinthians 9:7)

Jesus commands that we are not to blow the trumpets or "toot our own horn." Give humbly.

When we use others to build ourselves up, it has no divine quality whatsoever.


3. Jesus calls us to focus on the end

"don't let your left hand know what the right hand is doing" - is this possible? What did Jesus mean by this?

Galatians 2:20

You don't need to worry that your acts will be seen. God knows. (2 Chronicles 6:1)

Isaiah 42:8 - God will not share his glory and yet promises that someday we will reap a harvest of all that we have done.

Ways to Give:

Online at centurybaptist.org/give, Text CENTURYBAPTIST to 77977, or Mail check to 205 Colt Ave, Bismarck, ND

https://centurybaptist.org/give