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Matthew 6 - Laying Up Treasures

  • Matthew 6:1-18: Jesus Taught on the Pure Motives of Alms, Prayer, and Fasting
  • Matthew 6:19-34: Jesus Taught to Lay Up Treasures in Heaven

Introduction - Lay Up

Matthew 6:20 — But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:

  • LAY UP: to amass or reserve; heap; treasure; lay in store
  • LUke 12:16-21

I. Matthew 6:1-18: The Motive of Our Righteousness, Prayer and Fasting

Without a God honoring motive, these are missed opportunities.

  • Alms, Righteousness vs. 1-4
  • Prayer vs. 5-15
  • Fasting vs. 16-18

II. Matthew 6:19-24: The Location of of Our Treasure

  • Where your TREASURE is = your HEART is

Mt 6:21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

  • Who are we serving? will fill us with "light" or "darkness" (vs. 23)

III. Matthew 6:25-34: The Security of Our Treasure

Hebrews 11:1 — Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

  • COLLATERAL: something pledged as security for repayment of a loan,

  • Trust the "PROCESS"

  • Keeping Faith is Knowing the Score

  • "Take No Thought" - Be not therefore anxiously careful.

  • dividing or distracting the mind.

  • Faith filled

  • v. 25 Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?

  • v. 26 Fowls Sow Not, Reap Not, Gather Not into Barns: Are ye not much better than they? --- God feeds them.

  • Mt 6:27 Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?

  • Mt 6:28 And why take ye thought for raiment?

shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?

Mt 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Mt 6:34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.