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Preaching from Shady Grove Baptist Church Senior Pastor, Jason Rodgers

August 19, 2018 Private Practice

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Speaker: Jason Rodgers
Series: Senior Pastor
Date: August 20, 2018
Download: August 19, 2018 Private Practice
Scriptures: Matthew 6:1-18

Private Practice

August 19, 2018

Matthew 6:1-18


Our inward righteousness, effected by the Spirit, must be evidenced by an outward expression of righteousness. That expression is for His glory...not ours.

I.  Jesus presumes our practice vs. 1

Three spiritual disciplines

1.  Giving

2.  Praying

3.  Fasting

II.  Practice in Private vs. 1-4

A.  Don't - Give for attention v. 1

Do - Give for intention v. 4

B.  Don't - Pray pompously v. 5

Do - Pray piously v. 6

C.  Don't - Fast for show v. 16

Do - Fast to grow vs. 17-18

III.  Don't Seek the praise of people

A.  To be applauded v. 2

B.  To be seen v. 5

C.  To be obvious v. 16

IV.  Jesus Gives the preeminence  to prayer

A.  Giving directs our focus outward

B.  Fasting directs our focus inward

C.  Praying directs our focus upward