Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Do The Right Thing For The Right Reasons (Matthew 6)

Who is a famous person you admire? How did they become famous?

If you could become a celebrity, for what would you want to be famous?

Read Matthew 6:1. What do you think are the key words and/or phrases in this verse? How would you re-write the verse in your own words.

Read Matthew 6:2-18. What are the three "spiritual activities" Jesus talked about in these verses?

Which of these three activities is easiest for you? Which is most difficult? Why?

When have you seen someone do these (or other) spiritual activities in order to gain attention for themselves? Do you think this is a temptation for many people? Why or why not?

At what times in life do you worry about what other people think of you? What do you think causes this?

Talk about a time in your life when you were more concerned about pleasing other people than about pleasing God? If you could, what would you change about that time?

What three things could you do this week that you know would be pleasing to God?

To whom can you give something this week as a demonstration of your love for our Heavenly Father?

What is something you can give up (or abstain from) this week to make your life more pleasing to God?

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