Rev. Peter Greiner
Sun 13 Nov
One could easily state that Jesus is doing His best to deter people from following Him as He gives a series of instructions in what we call the Sermon on the Mount.
Such instructions challenge would be followers to check their attitude and defines how the commandments are to be obeyed. In verses 1-18 of chapter 6 we are given good works to do as we follow Jesus.
Whether we are giving to the needy, or praying, or fasting, such ‘acts of righteousness’ are to be done in secret and not done to please men but to please God.
One of the most well known prayers of the Bible, the Lord’s Prayer, occurs in this part of the Sermon on the Mount. The prayer is in two parts. The first part brings honour to God. The second part deals with the needs of the people in the kingdom. Whether those needs are daily bread