On Sunday, June 11, 2017 at Wildwood Community Church, I preached a sermon based on Matthew 6:1-4, 19-24. This message was part 6 in the “Sermon on the Mount” series. Below are a set of questions related to this message for personal reflection or group discussion.
- Read Matthew 6:1-4, 19-24
- What are some examples of behavior you have done (or seen done) designed to make someone LOOK religious, even to the point of deception?
- In Matthew 5:16 we are called to “SHINE” while in 6:1-4 we are called to NOT let people see our good deeds. How do you reconcile these two ideas?
- Have you ever given a gift that led you to feel somewhat “self-righteous” as you reflected on that gift over time? What do you think Jesus meant when He said we are not to even let our “left hand know what our right hand is doing”?
- What is the “magnet” of your life — things in this world or things in heaven? What does it look like for you to have your treasure in heaven (and not on earth)?
- Who is the master of your life? What would it look like for you to follow Jesus, and not just the “gain” of this world?
- What is one particular application you took away from this passage/message?
To access these questions in pdf format, click here.