RIGHT SIDE OUT Part 1 – Giving without hypocrisy, religion as it acts towards others Three part series – Mathew 6:1 to 18 For this Sunday: Mathew 6:1-4
REVIEW: The Ancestry of the King – Mathew 1:1-17 The Arrival of the king – Mathew 1:18 to 25 The Adoration of the King – Mathew 2:1-12 The Attestation of the King Mathew 2:13-23 The Announcer of the King – Mathew 3:1-12 The Anointing of the King – Mathew 3:13-17 The Advantage of the King over temptation – Mathew 4:1-11 The Ministry activity of the King – Mathew 4:12 – 17
The laws of the Kingdom – Sermon on the Mount (Mathew 5 to 7) The Characteristics of Kingdom Citizens – Mathew 5: 1 to 11 The Function of Kingdom Citizens – Mathew 5:13 to 16 The basis of Kingdom citizens conduct – Mathew 5:17 to 20 The standard of righteousness of Kingdom citizens (inside out) – Mathew 5:21 to 48
I – INTRODUCTION - Historical and Contextual background Mathew 5:21 to 48 focuses on what the law teaches, WHAT MEN BELIEVE. He is talking here about INSIDE MORAL RIGHTOUESNESS through 6 illustrations Mathew 6:1 to 18 focuses on the practice of the law, WHAT MEN DO. In here Jesus gives three illustrations to emphasize his point A.) Acts towards others (vs. 2 to 4) – Giving B.) Acts towards God (vs. 5 to 15) – Praying C.) Acts towards ourselves (16 to 18) – Fasting Once again Jesus here contrast the true teaching of God from the hypocritical, emphasis on the outside teaching of the Pharisees. This time he discusses OUTSIDE FORMAL RIGHTOUSNESS.
<ul><li>I – A WARNING ABOUT FALSE RIGHTOUSNESS </li></ul><ul><li>Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven. (vs.1) </li></ul><ul><li>"Kinahanglan magmatngon kamo nga ang inyong maayong buhat dili ninyo himoon sa atubangan sa mga tawo aron lamang sa pagpasundayag niini ngadto kanila, kay sa ingon niana wala kamoy balus gikan sa inyong Amahan nga anaa sa langit. </li></ul><ul><li>This verse introduces the section on the forms of religious righteousness </li></ul><ul><li>“ Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men” (Isaiah 29:13) </li></ul><ul><li>Og ang Ginoo miingon: Ingon nga kini nga katawohan nagapaduol kanako, ug pinaagi sa ilang baba ug pinaagi sa ilang mga ngabil nanagpasidungog kanako, apan gipahilayo nila ang ilang kasingkasing gikan kanako, ug ang ilang kahadlok kanako mao ang usa ka sugo sa mga tawo nga gitudlo kanila; (Cebuano) </li></ul>
To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices unto me? saith the LORD: I am full of the burnt offerings of rams, and the fat of fed beasts; and I delight not in the blood of bullocks, or of lambs, or of he goats. Bring no more vain oblations; incense is an abomination unto me; the new moons and sabbaths, the calling of assemblies, I cannot away with; it is iniquity, even the solemn meeting. Your new moons and your appointed feasts my soul hateth: they are a trouble unto me; I am weary to bear them. And when ye spread forth your hands, I will hide mine eyes from you: yea, when ye make many prayers, I will not hear: your hands are full of blood. Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil; Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow. Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool. (Isaiah 1:11 to 18)
<ul><li>II – THE PRACTICE AND REWARD OF FALSE GIVING </li></ul><ul><li>Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. (Vs 2) </li></ul><ul><li>Busa, sa magahatag kag limos, ayaw pagpatingog ug </li></ul><ul><li>trumpeta sa atubangan mo, ingon sa ginahimo sa mga </li></ul><ul><li>maut sa sulod sa mga sinagoga ug diha sa kadalanan, </li></ul><ul><li>aron sila pagdayegon sa mga tawo. Sa pagkatinuod, </li></ul><ul><li>magaingon ako kaninyo, nga sila nakadawat na sa </li></ul><ul><li>ilang balus. (Cebuano) </li></ul><ul><li>A hypocrite (hupokrites) was originally a Greek actor </li></ul><ul><li>who wore a mask that portrayed an exaggerated way </li></ul><ul><li>the role was being dramatized </li></ul>
III – THE PRACTICE AND REWARD OF TRUE GIVING But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth: That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly. (vs. 3 and 4) Apan ikaw, sa magahatag kag limos, ayaw pahibaloa ang kamot mong wala sa gibuhat sa kamot mong too,aron matago ang imong limos; ug ang imong Amahan nga nagatan-aw sa tago magabalus kanimo. (Cebuano)
PRINCIPLES OF TRUE GIVING: 1.) Giving from the heart is investing with God & further results in Spiritual blessings Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again. (Luke 6:38) Panghatag kamo, ug kamo pagahatagan; ang takus nga pinaugdo, dinasok ug tinantan, ug magaawas, igabutang ra unya diha sa inyong sabakan. Kay ang takus nga inyong igahatag mao usab unya ang takus nga inyong pagadawaton.“ Spiritual blessings - Luke 16: 11 to 12
PRINCIPLES OF TRUE GIVING: 2.) Genuine giving is to be sacrificial – Generosity is not measured by the size of the gift by its size in comparison to what is possessed. And Jesus sat over against the treasury, and beheld how the people cast money into the treasury: and many that were rich cast in much. And there came a certain poor widow, and she threw in two mites, which make a farthing. And he called unto him his disciples, and saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That this poor widow hath cast more in, than all they which have cast into the treasury: For all they did cast in of their abundance; but she of her want did cast in all that she had, even all her living. (Mark 12:41 to 44) Kay silang tanan miamot gikan sa ilang naghingapin nga kahamugaway; apan kini siya, gikan sa iyang kapit-os mihatag sa tanan nga diha kaniya, sa tanan nga iyang kabuhian.“ (Cebuano vs. 44)
PRINCIPLES OF TRUE GIVING: 3.) Giving must come from the heart and is to be personally determined Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver. (2 Cor. 9:7) Ang matag-usa magahatag sumala sa pagbuot sa iyang kasingkasing, dili nga magapanuko ni ingon nga pinugos, kay ang Dios nagahigugma sa malipayong maghahatag.(Cebuano)
CONCLUSION As in every area of righteousness, the key is the heart, the inner attitude that motives what we say and do. Public righteousness is not to be rejected but it is to be done in the spirit of love humility and sincerity.
Most of the Notes in this slide are lifted from John MacArthur’s Bible Commentary on the book of Mathew. For Bible study Guide notes, sermon notes and the audio message of this series by John MacArthur visit www.gty.org . Other inputs and notes are done by Zigfred Diaz To download other slides that can be used for sermons visit the Master’s Community Fellowship website at www.tmcf.zdiaz.com