Part 10 of Studies in the Sermon on the Mount – In teaching his disciples about what it means to live as sons and daughters of God in the kingdom of God, Jesus seeks to set them apart from the people of the world all around them. They are to live distinctive lives. This morning he challenges us in our attitudes toward money.
Part 9 of Studies in the Sermon on the Mount – True religion is the response of the heart as one lives in a loving relationship with God as one’s Father in heaven. So, Jesus says, when you pray . . .
I. Pray to the right person (vv. 5,6,9)
II. Pray with right understanding (vv. 7,8)
III. Pray for the right things (vv. 9-15)
A. For God’s glory
B. For your good
Part 8 in Studies in the Sermon on the Mount – In addressing his disciples about this new kingdom he has come to bring, Jesus moves from the subject of true righteousness (5:20-48) to the subject of true religion (6:1-18). In contrast to the hypocrites who seek the praise of people, Jesus calls his followers to seek the praise of their Father in heaven.