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Outline—Matthew 6:25–34

  1. Carnal thinking promotes worry (vv. 25–27)
  2. Spiritual thinking answers worry (vv. 28–30)
  3. There are marks of spiritual thinking (vv. 31–34)

Alternate Outline Based on Worry

  1. Worry is ungrateful (v. 25)
  2. Worry is unreasonable (v. 26)
  3. Worry is unavailing (vv. 27–30)
  4. Worry is uncivilized (vv. 31–33)
  5. Worry is unnecessary (v. 34)

Take Home Point

  • Whom will you serve—God or worry?

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Outline—Matthew 6:19–24

  1. There are two treasures (vv. 19–20)
  2. But only one wealth (vv. 21)
  3. There are two visions (vv. 22–23)
  4. But only one master (vv. 24)

Related Scriptures

  • 1 Timothy
  • 2 Corinthians

Take Home Points

  • Worry is the paycheck of unbelief (Christians do not need to worry).
  • Store Your Treasures in Heaven:
    • Earthly things are transient, heavenly things are eterna.l
    • Where your treasure is, so is your heart.
    • Heavenly treasure brings security on earth.
    • Put God first, and He will take care of the rest.

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Matthew 5:13—Outline not available.

Related Scripture

  • James 1:2–8, 12–18
  • Matthew 4
  • Galatians 6:1
  • Ephesians 6
  • Ephesians 2:2

Take Home Points

  • If you are born again, God has forgiven all your sins. However, if you refuse to forgive others, your experience of God’s forgiveness will be imperiled.
  • What is God’s eternal purpose for you?
  • Give God your all and ask him to remove sin from you.

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Matthew 6:5–18—Outline not available.

Related Scripture

  • Matthew 18:21–25

Take Home Points

  • Unforgiveness is a “clinging” sin—it gets in the way of everything else.
  • We have a God who forgives without us asking.
  • True forgiveness requires spiritual thinking.
  • The grace of forgiveness always proceeds from personal humility.
  • You and all of society arefull of sin so forgiveness is necessary.

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Forgiveness

Outline—Matthew 6:9–12

  1. Dedication to the Lord (vv. 9–13)
  2. Dependence on the Lord (vv. 11–13)

Related Scripture

  • Luke 11:2–4
  • Matthew 22:35-40

Take Home Points

  • A great way to show that you love your neighbor is to forgive him/her.
  • We are at liberty to serve the Lord.
  • We are at liberty to forgive.

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Outline—Matthew 6:5–15

Pray with

  1. Sincerity, not secrecy (vv. 5–6)
  2. Faith, not a formula (vv. 7–8)
  3. Substance, not style (vv. 8–13)
  4. Reality, not academics (vv. 14–15)

Related Scripture

  • Luke 18

Take Home Points

  • Make your forgiveness full and free.
  • Pray with a heart full of love, sincerity, faith, and substance.

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