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Port Hueneme church of Christ


Doing Right Things with Wrong Motives

Matthew 6:1-8

by Mason French


  • Introduction
    • 1. Jesus teaching on motives for action done
    • 2. Three pillars: almsgiving, prayer and fasting
    • 3. Everyone gets their reward
  • I. GIVING
    • A. Sense of Duty
    • B. Prestige
    • C. Because Heart Demands Giving
      • 1. Jesus (2 Corinthians 8:9)
      • 2. His heart demanded He give
  • II. HOW NOT TO PRAY
    • A. Prayer Become Formalized
      • 1. Jews practiced two things daily
        • a. Shema (Deuteronomy 6:4-9, 11:13-21; Numbers 15:37-41)
        • b. Shemoneh 'esereh (eighteen short prayers)
        • c. Many fell in love with the words and repetition
  • III. FASTING
    • A. Focus on Spiritual
      • 1. Hypocricy
      • 2. Fasting and deep prayer twins
  • Conclusion
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