May 4, 2008 Series: Matthew: Life in the Kingdom
Topic: Morning Worship Service Passage: Matthew 6:1–6:1
"Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven.
2 "Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. 3 But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, 4 so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.
Adam preaches Matt. 6:1. The Kingdom is a lifestyle generated by a transformed heart, not some sort of church-ianity. Christ powerfully warns about a typical setting, a temporal motive, and a tragic result of religious hypocrisy.