Presented by Rev. Dr. Daniel Stegeman
Title: Praise From God or Praise From Man?
Text: Matthew 6:1-4
1 “Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven. 2 “Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. 3 But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, 4 so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.
Scripture quotations are from the ESV® Bible, Copyright © 2001 by Crossway
1. Giving Should Be Normal for the Christian (verse 2); 2 Corinthians 8:1-7
2. Giving Should be Done in Secret (verses 2a-4); Matthew 23:23-26
3. There are Rewards for Giving (verse 4); 1 Corinthians 9:24-27, 2 Timothy 4:7-8, Luke 18:29-30
Conclusion: Look to Jesus!
2 Corinthians 8:9: “For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake He became poor, so that you by his poverty might become rich.”