Presentation on theme: "Don’t get distracted by this world’s attractions Matthew 6:19-34 Matt 5:16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your."— Presentation transcript:
Don’t get distracted by this world’s attractions Matthew 6:19-34 Matt 5:16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
Light shining strategy for the ‘well-heeled’ How to manage in times of excess Decide to invest it wisely Matt 6:19-20 “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth,…. 20 But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven,… Earthly stock is corruptible – Heavenly stock incorruptible Do a reality check Matt 6:21-23 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also….. What is the focus of the eyes of my heart? Eph 1:18 Decide which master Matt 6:24 “No one can serve two masters …You cannot serve both God and money. A Jesus story Luke 12:15-21 “The ground of a certain rich man yielded an abundant harvest.
Light shining strategy for the ‘down at heel’ How to manage in times of uncertainty Decide to not fret about daily needs Matt 6:25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, There’s more to life than food and clothing Do a reality check Consider how the birds and plants manage. Matt 6:26-30 The birds fed, though unable to farm – the plants clothed though unable to manufacture Does God not value you more than birds and plants? Decide which kingdom Matt 6:31-34 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Jesus story Luke 8:14 The seed that fell among thorns stands for those who hear, but as they go on their way they are choked by life’s worries, riches and pleasures, and they do not mature.
Light shining strategies For the ‘well heeled’ Decide to invest wisely Do a reality check- enlightened heart and eyes? Decide which master For the ‘down at heel’ Decide to not fret about daily needs Do a reality check- does God not value me more than birds or plants? Decide which kingdom Matt 5:16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
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