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What Did Jesus Teach Part 2

December 22, 2021

Reverence Isaiah 61:1-3

For the Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because the Lord has anointed Me to bring good news to the afflicted; He has sent Me to bind up the broken hearted, to proclaim liberty to captives, and freedom to prisoners; to proclaim the favorable year of the Lord, and the day of vengeance of our God: to comfort all who mourn. To grant those who mourn in Zion, giving them a garland instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, the mantle of praise instead of a spirit of fainting. So they will be called Oaks of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified. (This was written about Christ towards the end of Isaiahs time, about 680 BC.) What Jesus taught is in bold.

What Did Jesus teach Part 2 12-21-21

This was Jesus teaching to the same people that is in chapter 5 of Matthew.

Matthew 6:1-34

Alms giving is an act of charity, money, cloths, food, garden or yard maintenance for people. Anything that one does to help another person.

Beware of practicing your righteousness before men to be noticed by them: Otherwise you have no reward with your Father who is in heaven. When therefore you give alms, do not sound a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be honored by men. Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full.

But when you give your alms, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing. That your alms may be in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will repay you in secret.

Beware of practicing your righteousness before men, to be noticed by them. Otherwise you have no reward from your Father who is in heaven But when you give alms, do not sound a trumpet before you. As the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets that they maybe honored by men. Jesus say’s to you, “They have their full reward” Let your alms be done in secret; and your Father who sees in secret, will repay you in secret.

Results: What is practicing righteousness?

If you are doing something for another person, such as, mowing a yard for a neighbor in need, give food to somebody in need, volunteer at some capacity at a church, a soup kitchen, took somebody food, drive somebody to the doctor, pray for a persons healing, in other words, giving of yourself for the benefit of that other person. Jesus wants you to do this without fan fair, without telling everybody what you did. Christ says, if you do it with no fan fare, and let Jesus reward you in His time and by what and how He wants to reward you, of course, you will be the only one that will know it. The first time that happens to you, you will understand how Christ wants you to work with Him. It will be exciting, and gratifying to know He really does watch what we do and act toward other people.

Prayer

Matthew 6:5-15

And when you pray, you are not to be as the hypocrites; for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and on the street corners, In order to be seen by men. Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full. But you, when you pray, go into your inner room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in secret, and you Father who sees in secret will reward you.

And when you are praying, do not use meaningless repetition, as the gentiles do, for they suppose that they will be heard for their many words. Therefore do not be like them; for your Father knows what you need, before you ask Him. Pray, then, in this way: Our Father who art in heaven, Hallowed be Thy name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done. On earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we also forgive our debtors. And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For if you forgive men for their transgressions, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But, if you do not forgive men, then your Father will not forgive your transgressions.

Result: Humility of faith, Christ not wanting His own to be looking for praise from men. Men cannot reward anybody but by self gratification. Christ wants us to look at Him for any gratification that we need for any work that we do. Never do anything where you want gratification and other people to notice what you do after a good deed.

And when you pray, you are not to be as the hypocrites; for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and on the street corners. But when you pray, go into your inner room, and when you shut the door, pray to your Father who is in secret, and your heavenly Father who sees in secret will reward you. And when you are praying, do not use meaningless repetition, as the gentiles do, for they suppose that they will be heard for their many words. Therefore, do not be like them; for your Father knows what you need before you ask Him. Pray in this way.

Our Father who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name, Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done. On earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we also forgive our debtors. And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

Jesus says, for if you forgive men their transgressions, your Heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men, then your Heavenly Father will not forgive you.

Result: If we use the example of the Lords prayer, the focus moves from what our needs are to Jesus. Because we know that Jesus knows our needs, and He will give those needs when we need them. When we pray for other people and ourselves, that focus is on Jesus, not us. Needs are not the same thing as wants to make our life better or easier. If we help, just a little bit, others will benefit from our resting on Christ, and Christ will reward us accordingly.

Fasting

Mathew 6:16-18 And whenever you fast, do not put on a gloomy face as the hypocrites do, for they neglect their appearance in order to be seen fasting by men. Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full. But you, when you fast, anoint your head with oil, and wash your face so that you may not be seen fasting by men, and your Father who is in secret will repay you.

But you, when you fast, anoint your head, and wash your face so that you may not be seen fasting by men. But, by your Father who is in secret, and you Father who sees in secret will repay you.

Wealth

Mathew 6:19-34 Do not lay up for yourselves treasures upon the earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal; for where your treasure is, there will be your heart be also.

The lamp of the body is the eye; if therefore your eye is clear, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!

No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will hold to one and despise the other.

You cannot serve God and mammon. For this reason I say to you, do not be anxious for your life, as to what you shall eat, or what you shall drink; nor for your body, as to what you shall put on. Is not life more than food, and the body than clothing? Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns, and yet your Heavenly Father feeds them, Are you not worth more than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single cubit to His life’s span? And why are you anxious about clothing? Observe how the Lilies of the field grow; they do not toil nor do they spin, yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory did not clothe himself like one of these. But if God so arrays the grass of the field, which is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, will He not much more do so for you, O men of little faith? Do not be anxious then, saying, what shall we eat? Or what shall we drink? Or with what shall we clothe ourselves? For all these things the gentiles eagerly seek; for your Heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first His Kingdom and His Righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not be anxious for tomorrow, for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Do not lay up for yourselves treasures upon earth. Why, this is where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven. Where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal. For where your treasure is, there will your heart is also.

The lamp of the body is the eye. If therefore your eye is clear, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is the darkness?

And which of you by being anxious can add a single cubit to his life’s span? And why are you anxious about clothing? Obverse how the Lilies of the field grows; they do not toil not do they spin, yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory did not cloth himself like one of these. But if God arrays the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into a furnace, will He not much more do so for you, O men of little faith? Do not be anxious then, saying, what shall we eat? or what shall we drink? or with what shall we clothe ourselves? For all these things the gentiles eagerly seek; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things.

What is the kingdom of God’s righteousness? What is Christ looking for in the people that walks with Him. What is Christ looking for in the people that walk with Him.

1. Faith Ephesians 2:8-10 For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God, not as a result of works, that no one should boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in Him. Hebrews 11:1-2 Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance, and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us. (This is a life long walk.)

Obedience Romans 6:16-18 Do you not know that when you present yourselves to someone as slaves for obedience, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either resulting in death, or of obedience resulting in righteousness? But thanks be to God, that though you were slaves of sin, you became obedient from the heart to that form of teaching to which you were committed, and having been freed from sin, you became slaves of righteousness.

Peace John 14:27 Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives, do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful. (Christs peace is stable and constant. He is always talking to you. The world is in constant turmoil, and has no peace in it to give you.)

Works James 2:14-26 What use is it, my brethren, if a man says he has faith, but he has no works? Can his faith save him? If a brother or sister is without clothing and in need of daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” and yet you do not give them what is necessary for their body, what use is that? Even so faith, if it has no works, is dead, being by itself. But someone may well say, “You have faith,” and “I have works;” show me your faith without works, and I will show you my faith by my works.” You believe that God is one. You do well; demons also believe, and shudder. But are you willing to recognize, you foolish fellow, that faith without works is useless? Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he offered up Isaac his son on the alter? You see that faith was working with his works, and as a result of the works, faith was perfected; and scripture was fulfilled which says, “And Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned to him as righteousness.” And he was called the friend of God. You see that a man is justified by works, and not only faith alone. And in the same way was not Rehab the harlot also justified by works, when she received the messengers and sent them out by another way? For just as the body without the spirit is dead, so also faith without works is dead.
Therefore do not be anxious for tomorrow; for tomorrow will take care of itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Final Result of chapter 6 In this chapter we have a contrast of how Jesus wants man to live. But the self centered people will never look at God in the light of God’s will and plans for man’s life. He wants man to live by His grace, God’s plan is one of faith, self control, obedience, Christs peace for one’s life, to get along even with the most contentious person.and have our works for Him be a testament of our lives in Christ. As a christian we live in peace with all people, not being anxious for what we do not have. That we live in each day, because our life can change at an instant, and not be here tomorrow.

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