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Surpassing Priorities

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Surpassing Priorities

  1. 1. Surpassing Priorities Matthew 6:19-34
  2. 2. The Sermon on the Mount <ul><li>“ Life under the leadership of Jesus Christ” </li></ul><ul><li>Matthew 5, “ Right Living ” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Eight Beautiful Attitudes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Six Righteous Behaviors </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. The Sermon on the Mount <ul><li>“ Life under the leadership of Jesus Christ” </li></ul><ul><li>Matthew 6:1-18, “ Right Worship ” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Giving </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Praying </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fasting </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. The Sermon on the Mount <ul><li>“ Life under the leadership of Jesus Christ” </li></ul><ul><li>Matthew 6:19-34, “ Right Priorities ” </li></ul><ul><li> “ Seek the Kingdom” = Christ’s leadership </li></ul><ul><li> “ Seek His righteousness” = Christlikeness </li></ul>
  5. 5. Everyone is . . . <ul><li>A “ saver ” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Do not store up </li></ul><ul><li>for yourselves </li></ul><ul><li>treasures on earth </li></ul><ul><li>. . . Instead store </li></ul><ul><li>up treasures </li></ul><ul><li>in heaven.” </li></ul>
  6. 6. Everyone is . . . <ul><li>A “ spotter ” </li></ul><ul><li>“ If your eye is </li></ul><ul><li>good your whole </li></ul><ul><li>body is full of </li></ul><ul><li>light.” </li></ul>
  7. 7. Everyone is . . . <ul><li>A “ servant ” </li></ul><ul><li>“ No one can serve </li></ul><ul><li>two masters . . . </li></ul><ul><li>You cannot serve </li></ul><ul><li>both God and </li></ul><ul><li>money.” </li></ul>
  8. 8. Everyone is . . . <ul><li>A “ seeker ” </li></ul><ul><li>“ The pagans seek </li></ul><ul><li>after these things </li></ul><ul><li>. . . But YOU seek </li></ul><ul><li>first the Kingdom </li></ul><ul><li>of God.” </li></ul>
  9. 9. Earthly treasures . . . <ul><li>Anything in this life that I love more than Jesus </li></ul><ul><li>Earthly treasure may </li></ul><ul><li>be any one part of life </li></ul><ul><li>here on earth, or all of </li></ul><ul><li>it together. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Earthly treasures . . . <ul><li>Anything in this life that I love more than Jesus </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Admiration </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Earthly treasures . . . <ul><li>Anything in this life that I love more than Jesus </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Admiration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accomplishments </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Earthly treasures . . . <ul><li>Anything in this life that I love more than Jesus </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Admiration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accomplishments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Amusements </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Earthly treasures . . . <ul><li>Anything in this life that I love more than Jesus </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Admiration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accomplishments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Amusements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Acquaintances </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Earthly treasures . . . <ul><li>Anything in this life that I love more than Jesus </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Admiration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accomplishments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Amusements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Acquaintances </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Acquisitions </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Earthly treasures . . . <ul><li>Disappoint my heart in the end . . . </li></ul><ul><li>“ Stop storing up for </li></ul><ul><li>yourselves treasures </li></ul><ul><li>on earth, where moth </li></ul><ul><li>and rust destroy, and </li></ul><ul><li>thieves break in and </li></ul><ul><li>steal.” </li></ul>
  16. 16. Earthly treasures . . . <ul><li>Disappoint my heart in the end . . . </li></ul><ul><li>You can’t hold </li></ul><ul><li>onto them! </li></ul>
  17. 17. Earthly treasures . . . <ul><li>Disappoint my heart in the end . . . </li></ul><ul><li>You can’t hold </li></ul><ul><li>onto them! </li></ul><ul><li>“ You can’t take it </li></ul><ul><li> with you!” </li></ul>
  18. 18. Earthly treasures . . . <ul><li>Distort my vision . . . </li></ul><ul><li>“ If your eye is bad </li></ul><ul><li>your whole body </li></ul><ul><li>is full of darkness” </li></ul>
  19. 19. Earthly treasures . . . <ul><li>Distort my vision . . . </li></ul><ul><li>Earthly treasures & </li></ul><ul><li>cares choke: </li></ul><ul><li>The Word </li></ul><ul><li>My zeal and joy </li></ul><ul><li>My spiritual life </li></ul><ul><li>My fruit </li></ul>
  20. 20. Earthly treasures . . . <ul><li>Distort my vision . . . </li></ul><ul><li>Earthly treasures & </li></ul><ul><li>cares: </li></ul><ul><li>Distract me </li></ul><ul><li>from the </li></ul><ul><li>presence of </li></ul><ul><li>Jesus </li></ul>
  21. 21. Earthly treasures . . . <ul><li>Distort my vision . . . </li></ul><ul><li>Earthly treasures & </li></ul><ul><li>cares: </li></ul><ul><li>Cause me to </li></ul><ul><li>overlook </li></ul><ul><li>opportunities to </li></ul><ul><li>invest in the K.O.H. </li></ul>
  22. 22. Earthly treasures . . . <ul><li>Dominate my will . . . </li></ul><ul><li>“ No one can serve two </li></ul><ul><li>masters. He will be </li></ul><ul><li>devoted to one and </li></ul><ul><li>despise the other. You </li></ul><ul><li>cannot serve both God </li></ul><ul><li>and Mammon.” </li></ul>
  23. 23. Earthly treasures . . . <ul><li>Distress my soul . . . </li></ul><ul><li>“ Stop hoarding </li></ul><ul><li>. . . Do not </li></ul><ul><li>worry ” </li></ul>
  24. 24. Eternal treasures . . . <ul><li>Anything I do in this life that accumulates in </li></ul><ul><li>the next: </li></ul>
  25. 25. Eternal treasures . . . <ul><li>Anything I do in this life that accumulates in </li></ul><ul><li>the next: </li></ul><ul><li>Souls of redeemed men </li></ul><ul><li>My preparations of </li></ul><ul><li>holiness </li></ul><ul><li>The prayers of the saints </li></ul><ul><li>Tears of intercession </li></ul><ul><li>Giving to God & needy </li></ul>
  26. 26. Eternal treasures . . . <ul><li>Raise expectations in my heart </li></ul><ul><li>“ When your people get </li></ul><ul><li>to heaven they will </li></ul><ul><li>thank you for every </li></ul><ul><li>opportunity you ever </li></ul><ul><li>gave them to give to </li></ul><ul><li>the KOH” </li></ul>
  27. 27. Eternal treasures . . . <ul><li>Enlarge my vision . . . </li></ul><ul><li>“ Therefore, take every </li></ul><ul><li>opportunity to do good </li></ul><ul><li>. . . especially to those </li></ul><ul><li>who belong to the </li></ul><ul><li>household of faith.” </li></ul>
  28. 28. Eternal treasures . . . <ul><li>Engage my will. . . </li></ul><ul><li>“ For it is God who works </li></ul><ul><li>in you, first to will and </li></ul><ul><li>then to do His good </li></ul><ul><li>pleasure.” </li></ul>
  29. 29. Eternal treasures . . . <ul><li>Encourage my soul. . . </li></ul><ul><li>My life is SO MUCH </li></ul><ul><li>bigger than my life </li></ul><ul><li>on earth </li></ul>
  30. 30. Eternal treasures . . . <ul><li>Encourage my soul. . . </li></ul><ul><li>My Father cares </li></ul><ul><li>about me MUCH </li></ul><ul><li>MORE than </li></ul><ul><li>anything else on </li></ul><ul><li>earth </li></ul>
  31. 31. Eternal treasures . . . <ul><li>Encourage my soul. . . </li></ul><ul><li>NO AMOUNT of </li></ul><ul><li>earthly treasures </li></ul><ul><li>can prevent me </li></ul><ul><li>from graduating </li></ul><ul><li>to the next life! </li></ul>
  32. 32. What is your goal? <ul><li>To be a shining </li></ul><ul><li>student in this life? </li></ul>
  33. 33. What is your goal? <ul><li>To be a shining </li></ul><ul><li>student in this life? </li></ul><ul><li>Or to be prepared </li></ul><ul><li>for the real life </li></ul><ul><li>that begins after </li></ul><ul><li>graduation from </li></ul><ul><li>this earth? </li></ul>

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