Let the separate deeds be hidden, according to the precept of the sixth chapter; let the general design of goodness be known, according to the text. And so the text seems to offer the antidote to its own difficulty. Be real, let all be really addressed to God.3. So in us there should be nothing of evil to draw away men's eyes from the light and fix them upon our imperfections. A. In looking at a painted window, we think more of the artist and his picture than of the light. 3, 8, 12; Revelation 21:10). Matthew 6:5-15 Lexham English Bible (LEB) The Sermon on the Mount: How to Pray. A personal work to every man who is the subject of it. The genuine Christian's character — "light."II. 3-10):III. I. Every man influences all about him, and receives influences from them, and if there be not more exports than imports, he is a poor creature at the mercy of circumstances.(A. Wisdom Literature The human mind was constructed so that every faculty in its organization tends to produce good qualities. His calling is from the elevated position he occupies, to shed light upon the whole world.II. That they may glorify your Father which is in heaven.(D. The Paperback Bible presents the Bible by the Book and is designed to be portable, readable, and truly personal with ample margins for notations. CHRISTIAN PROFESSING. Slocombe.1. The first thing to be done with a lamp is to light it. Jesus knew all the attainments of the earth, and He could appreciate their excellency and beauty too;... but nothing of all this could east light on the deepest problems that agitate the human heart — what must I do to be saved? 1. Fraser, D. D.If he persists in this selfishness, his penalty is sure. As a neighbour he must be accommodating. 2 And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying: 3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. )Spiritual modestyG. Christians are made what they are to attract the world. D. Goshen only has light: Christians once dark; hut have received light.1. LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE. It may appear from this that secrecy is necessary to prayer and almsgiving; but that it is not the lesson inculcated, is evident from the tenor of Scripture. But Christ, the Light, can be so divided that each of us can carry forth, and hold up, its full blaze. Slocombe. This Christian profession should be made in union with the Church of Christ.II. The holy and exemplary lives of Christians will so powerfully represent to unbelievers the reasonableness and excellency of the Christian religion, as well as the usefulness and advantage of it, towards the present and future happiness and well-being of mankind, that they will be led to examine into the grounds of it. Illustrate by poem, "The ivy in a dungeon grew," etc. Not only the honour but the progress of religion depend upon your examples. A. In the sixth chapter our Lord gives cautions. Major Prophets Illustrate by heathen customs: Malagasy sprinkling the people; Chinese paper-money sent to the dead. 6 But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. The lowest requirement of Christian consistency is the absence of every evil work — the least immorality vitiates the entire profession. The bad is something interposed between the original creative design and the execution. Find Top Church Sermons, Illustrations, and Preaching Slides on Matthew 10:5-15. )Christian example a converting agencyAnecdotes.When Lord Peterborough lodged for s, season with Fenelon, Archbishop of Cambray, he was so delighted with his piety and virtue, that he exclaimed at parting, "If I stay here any longer, I shall become a Christian in spite of myself."(Anecdotes. Our series on the Sermon on the Mount continues with a sequel to the sermon last week on almsgiving. Show me the worker," the sun answers us with a rebuke of intolerable light.(Dr. 3. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select an Ending Point By so doing will engage them in some serious reflections upon the Christian religion. "God is the eternal fountain of all honour and glory, therefore, strictly speaking, cannot be dishonoured; He cannot but be glorified, because to be Himself is to be-infinitely glorious. ENFORCE THE DOCTRINE.1. And yet He is pleased to say that our sins dishonour Him, and that our obedience glorifies Him. )Work entailed by Christ on His peopleS. This page contains sermons on Matthew I taught while I was a pastor in 2000-2005. Minor Prophets Oh, sir," said he, "look at that dark and stormy sea. THE END with a view to which the exhibition takes place. The holy and exemplary lives of Christians will be a sure means of recommending them to the favour and esteem, love and friendship, of unbelievers; and consequently a sure means of gaining opportunities of conversing familiarly with them, insinuating truth into them, and making them willing and easy to receive it.IV. Now, similarly, Christ is the hidden source and centre of the world's enlightenment; but Christians, united to Him by the spiritual tubing of faith, draw off from Him that influence by which they are enabled, each in his own place and in his own measure, to dispel some portion of the darkness by which they are surrounded.(W. "See your good works."III. By proceeding, you consent to our cookie usage. I. CHRIST THE LIGHT. Taking to God weather it is by spoken word or by thought, is the actual act of fellowshipping with almighty God. There must be nothing to mar the brilliancy of the light. Rees. Fraser, D. D., D. Fraser, D. D.(D. Fraser, D. D.)The figure of the house-lamp suggests domestic Christianity; that of the conspicuous city the more public and collective duty of Christians.(D. The WORLD'S MORAL DARKNESS IMPLIED. The impressions which a Church makes on the moral consciousness of the community in which it byes is a fair test of its life and power.(H. That is all you and I have to do — tend the light, and do not like cowards cover it up. THE DUTY OF CHRISTIANS TO EXHIBIT THEIR LIGHT IN A GODLY CONVERSATION. The Beatitudes. I. Yet like many treasures, priceless and wonderful (think family, water, education, life itself), we take it for granted. 2. The first thing to be done with a lamp is to light it. Hence it appears that we ought frequently to contemplate the examples of good men, out of which there are so many and so great advantages to be drawn. The world is dead, Christianity its salt. The city is lit by lamps, and yet it is the gas that lightens it. W. Men are affected by what they see.(W. Johannine Writings There are some germs of truth, even in dark heathen systems, and these the light of Christ is sure to quicken. J. It consecrates a man entirely to the service of light.giving.II. Curling, M. Wisdom Literature M. Taylor.Do you ever pause to think out how it is that our streets are nightly lighted up? Maclaren, D. D.)A good example a rebuke of evilA. As a master his Christian character must shine.8. There is a right way of shedding light.3. )The Lamp and the BushelA. A parabolic word pointing out that such a policy in the natural sphere is unheard of and absurd.— καίουσι, to kindle, accendere, ordinarily neuter = urere; not as Beza thought, a Hebraism; examples occur in late Greek authors (vide Kypke, Obser. )Hidden light diesD. These verses present a similar analogy The lowest requirement of Christian consistency is the absence of every evil work — the least immorality vitiates the entire profession. )Keep the light bright or you will hear of itThe Preachers' Monthly., James Stewart., Christian Age.I read somewhere of a traveller at Calais going one dark and stormy night to the lighthouse there. W. Wythe.1. Minor Prophets Matthew 2.1-12. THE CERTAINTY THAT IF WE ARE LIGHT WE SHALL SHINE. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, The Whole Bible This Christian profession should be made in union with the Church of Christ.II. All the glass in the optical instruments, whether they are intended for scientific purposes, or for ordinary use, should be free from dross.(S. M. Taylor.Do you ever pause to think out how it is that our streets are nightly lighted up? II. 9), everlasting blessedness (vers. Parker.It is thus that his own sun works daily in the heavens: who dares look at the sun when he so shines as to fill the earth with all the beauty of summer? His whole mission is a benediction. A Christian that hums with holy love to God cannot be-unnoticed.II. A separating work.3. And there are many who put such devices on the window, through which the light of their characters shines, that no beholder is ever moved to think of God. Light is derived, and therefore humble.2. Prayer. II. The reproof of ostentation does not apply when the motive is already good. )The light of Christian exampleH. The prohibition is of religious acts from a wrong motive, "that they may be seen of men." )Hidden light diesD. The SHINING.(C. Blessed Are the Meek. W. Be real, let all be really addressed to God. Secrecy in good deeds is not absolute, but relative; not positive, and for its own sake, but in order to exhibit the vitiating effect of ostentation.2. When I was a lad, in my native town, I knew a painter there whose favourite works were all portraits of himself, taken in different costumes; and one of England's most famous poets produced a series of writings, in which his moody, misanthropic self was ever the central figure. Before the incarnation Christ was the light of men; also the historic Christ is the source of all revelation. Religion tends to be about external forms and obedience to rules, but here Jesus challenges us to evaluate ourselves by an inner standard. Read the Sermon on the Mount – Matthew 5-7. A. TO let our light shine is, undoubtedly, to make a Christian profession. God has built within our make-up the capacity to empathize… Sermon Outlines. Pentateuch Beecher., Sir William Dawes, Bart. Goshen only has light: Christians once dark; hut have received light.1. A. THE LORD’S PRAYER. The success of the gospel was made to depend not on preaching, but upon living men.V. Discussion Starters. Irreligion is artificial.II. That they may glorify your Father which is in heaven.(D. Prophets And so the text seems to offer the antidote to its own difficulty. The human mind was constructed so that every faculty in its organization tends to produce good qualities. Matthew 5:12: Sermon on the Mount: 1. the Beatitudes: Marcus Dods : Matthew 5:3-12: Five Gates to Happiness: W.F. 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