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  • Jesus’ Concern For The Heart

    Contributed by Ken Henson on Aug 1, 2012
    based on 5 ratings

    The Law which more than what you do or you do not do, but about a reflection of our character - about who we are on the inside. It is not just doing what is right, but being right which is more important.

    Matthew 6:1 “Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of others to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven. The Law is more than what you do or you do not do, but about a reflection of our character - about who we are on the inside. more

  • Humility

    Contributed by Stephen Belokur on Apr 15, 2015

    What is humility? Where in the Bible do we see clear cut comparisons of humility and arrogance?

    In Matthew 6 Vs 1-4: Giving to the needy … (summarize) Vs 16-18: Fasting ... (summarize) Matthew 6:5-15: prayer “And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, more

  • Why America Needs The Church To Pray

    Contributed by Sherm Nichols on Sep 1, 2015
    based on 2 ratings

    A call to prayer for the US - useful for a 4th of July type message, but not limited to that. Prayer for our nation is biblical, necessary, and a regular practice of the citizen of the Kingdom of God

    It’s the time of year still that you have to keep an eye on the weather. I’m a fan of Doppler radar, and of smart phone technology. I have an app now that tells me how many minutes it will be before it starts to rain where I’m at, and then it tells me how long the rain will last. more

  • Matthew 6.5.9 Prayer Series

    Contributed by John Crisp on May 19, 2012
    based on 10 ratings

    A start to a series on the Lords Prayer

    Chapter Six of Matthew is in the middle of the Lord's sermon on the mount. Before this point we have seen the multitudes bring him loved ones with all types of sickness and needs; we have heard him give us the Beatitudes and we called the salt and light of the earth and had Christ call on us to be more

  • Straight Outta Context: Luke 11:9 - See You At The Pole Series

    Contributed by Paul Basehore on Sep 16, 2015

    Luke 11:9 doesn't say, “Ask for anything you want.” It’s more like, “Ask for my kingdom, and you will have it.”

    Next week is See You At The Pole. See You At The Pole is an event where students nationwide gather together around the flagpole of their school and pray for their school, their classmates, the teachers, and their community. It’s a way to live out your faith -- to walk according to scripture more

  • Hungry For God - Part I Series

    Contributed by Chuck Brooks on Mar 1, 2016

    So what does the Bible say about fasting? Is this something that Christians should be practicing? What does the Bible say?

    Hungering for God: Fasting and Prayer Preparation – Part I Chuck Brooks, Pastor-Teacher, GraceWay Church December 27, 2015 Our church has been fasting and praying for 21 days at the beginning of the year for the last eight years. 2016 marks our ninth year of fasting. In September more

  • Get Real Series

    Contributed by Thomas Swope on Jun 21, 2012

    A study of the gospel of Matthew 6: 1 – 15

    Matthew 6: 1 – 15 Get Real “Take heed that you do not do your charitable deeds before men, to be seen by them. Otherwise you have no reward from your Father in heaven. 2 Therefore, when you do a charitable deed, do not sound a trumpet before you as the hypocrites do in the more

  • Authentic Prayer

    Contributed by Michael Luke on Dec 10, 2015

    Anything authentic has a counterfeit. Prayer is no exception. There is authentic prayer and there is a knock-off version of prayer.

    “Authentic Prayer” Matthew 6:5-15 Open Many products are designed to imitate the real thing. There is plastic decking that looks like real wood. Vinyl flooring that appears to be ceramic tile. You can purchase fake fur or jewelry, You can buy knock-offs of name brand more

  • Jesus Our Model For Prayer Series

    Contributed by Mark Aarssen on Apr 17, 2016

    When we approach our Heavenly Father in prayer we need to understand that He knows us better than we know ourselves. For that reason we need not be afraid to bring before Him our doubts and fears as well as our questions about faith and life.

    Jesus our model of prayer Matthew 6:5-14 Prayer 5 “And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. 6 But when you pray, go into your more

  • Side Effects Of Being Born Again

    Contributed by Archie Norman on Jul 5, 2016

    side effect of being born again

    1. Being born again will cause a variety of good works in your life - vs. 1-4 2. Being born again will cause an urge to pray - vs. 5-13 3. Being born again will make it difficult to withhold forgiveness - vs. 14-15 4. Being born again may occasionally interrupt your appetite - vs. 16-18 more

  • Changing Hearts, Changing Worlds Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Jun 11, 2016

    The Holy Spirit knows well what is needed in every time and place.

    Thursday of 11th Week in Course There’s a contrast between our two prophets–Jesus and Elijah–in today’s Scriptures. Elijah’s missionary method was pretty direct. When Israel defected from worshiping the true God, he called down a three-year drought. When he won more

  • Quit Prancing Around Series

    Contributed by Michael Mccartney on Mar 21, 2012

    Are you doing your spiritual disciplines for the pat on the back? Giving to the needy, praying, and fasting is to be done in secret not so all can see your spiritual works of righteousness. It’s about giving not getting! It’s about God getting the glory n

    Series: Cliff Hangers Introduction: These teachings were risky, some would even say very dangerous, they would be teachings that would be opposite of what the religious leaders of the day were teaching, and they would become points of dissension and points of exhilaration. Some people would more

  • Can God Change His Mind? Series

    Contributed by Ian Du Pisanie on May 1, 2012
    based on 5 ratings

    If God sovereignly ordains whatsoever shall come to pass, is it possible for Him to 'change His mind'?

    CAN GOD CHANGE HIS IMMUTABLE ORDINATIONS? Over the course of the last five weeks we have spent much time considering the providence of God, and how He has ordained whatsoever shall come to pass and more importantly that He has immutably ordained whatsoever shall come to pass. With that in more

  • Law Or Gospel?

    Contributed by Isaac Butterworth on Feb 22, 2012

    Just as entering the life of redemption requires the work of the Holy Spirit in our hearts, so continuing in the life of redemption requires his activity within us.

    First Presbyterian Church Wichita Falls, Texas February 22, 2012 LAW OR GOSPEL? Isaac Butterworth Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18 (NIV) 1 ‘Be careful not to do your “acts of righteousness” before men, to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in more

  • When You Pray

    Contributed by H.b. Charles Jr. on Jan 16, 2012
    based on 9 ratings

    "When You Pray" is an exposition of Matthew 6:5-8. In this passage, Jesus tells us what not to do when we pray. His instruction can be summarized with two prohibitions: (1) Do not pray like the hypocrites. And (2) do not pray like the Gentiles.

    WHEN YOU PRAY Matthew 6:5-8 There is a principle of Bible interpretation called the principle of repeated mention. It means that the repeated things in scripture are usually the emphasized things. This principle leads us to the theme of our text. Verse 5 begins, “And when you pray.” Verse 6 more