On the average:
with whom have you spent most of your time?
Who is most willing to spend time with you?
Who are you willing to spend most time with?
Jesus taught true righteousness
Do not be hypocrite when you (6:1-18)
1) Give alms (6:1-4)
2) Pray (6:5-8)
3) Fast (6:16-18)
But do them unto your heavenly FATHER (who is/sees in secret) . Worship our Father from our hearts when we carried out the above actions.
Jesus taught the way to pray (9-15). In Luke 11:1 He taught this too.
a) V.9 “Our Father who art in heaven” this is about a relationship with the Father.
Refer to John 17:3, Rom 18:15, Gal 4:6
Our Father who are in heaven also speaks of a position in the highest.
b) “Hallowed be thy name” – “thy Kingdom come, thy will be done” talking about compassion for the lost. V.11 “give us this day our daily bread” . V. 12 And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. V. 13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, -Lord’s assurance of ability to stand against temptations. 1 Cor.10:13. Also refer to John 17:15 – God is in control. V. 13 For Yours is the kingdom and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.
Our focus must be on Jesus
1.See a true picture of God the Father (must know intimately)
2. Set eyes on Jesus (not Jesus + other)
Build a strong relationship with God as the Father on the foundation of Christ.
Pray and humble yourself and pray always
What we do --- Eternal Life
Who we are Christ likeness ------ Inner Life
The foundation 1 Cor 13:11------ Christ
Above is the lifestyle of the Kingdome of Heaven
Do you know that God is the one most willing to spend time with you?
What about you?
Jesus was declared in Matthew as “Immanuel” meaning God is with us (Mt.1:23)
Jesus promised to be with us even to the end of the world/age (Mt.28:20)