How to seek first the kingdom

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Published on March 17, 2014

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A study on Matthew 6:19-34 showing how our heart, motivation and focus should be on the Kingdom and how

Matthew 6:19-34 How to Seek First the

Just what do you mean...? “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” Matthew 6:33, NIV Just what do you mean... KINGDOM OF GOD and HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS?

Where isYour Heart? “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Matthew 6:19-21, NIV

What isYour Focus? “The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy, your whole body will be full of light.  But if your eyes are unhealthy, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!” Matthew 6:22-23, NIV

“No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other.You cannot serve both God and money.” Matthew 6:24, NIV WhoisYourMaster?

Which will you LOVE?

Which will you LOVE? Which will you HATE?

GOD Which will you LOVE? Which will you HATE?

MONEYGOD Which will you LOVE? Which will you HATE?

Financial blessing ≠ righteousness or seeking first the Kingdom

Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Truly I tell you, it is hard for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of heaven.Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.” Matthew 19:23-24, NIV What Jesus said

“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?” Matthew 6:25, NIV Life & Body

“Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them.Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?” Matthew 6:26-27, NIV Lesson from the Birds

“And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow.They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? Matthew 6:28-30, NIV Lesson from the Flowers

“So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them.” Matthew 6:31-32, NIV Our Father Knows

“Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom. Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven that will never fail, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Luke 12:32-34, NIV The Kingdom isYours

Really? Sell ALL my possessions?

Give to the poor OBJECTIVE

Give to the poor OBJECTIVE Feed the hungry Give a drink to the thirsty Invite the "stranger" Give clothes to the needy Look after the sick Visit those in prison Matthew 25:35-36

To follow Jesus...

To follow Jesus... • “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” ๏ Food ๏ Drink ๏ Clothes

To follow Jesus... • “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” ๏ Food ๏ Drink ๏ Clothes • “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Matthew 6:33-34, NIV

Reality

Reality • The Kingdom is here (already and not yet) and has been given to us

Reality • The Kingdom is here (already and not yet) and has been given to us • The righteousness of Jesus has been imputed to us (Philippians 3:9)

Reality • The Kingdom is here (already and not yet) and has been given to us • The righteousness of Jesus has been imputed to us (Philippians 3:9) • Our Father promised to provide ALL our NEEDS

How to

How to • Let the Kingdom (not money) be your motivation and focus

How to • Let the Kingdom (not money) be your motivation and focus • Trust in our Father to provide your needs (food & clothing)

How to • Let the Kingdom (not money) be your motivation and focus • Trust in our Father to provide your needs (food & clothing) • In whatever financial situation you are in, give to the poor

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