Saturday, November 30, 2013

Matthew 6:9-13 The Lord's Prayer (pt.5 & 6 of 6) - Steve Gregg

Part 5




Continuation of Jesus' teaching on how to pray, including our daily bread and temptation.

Matthew 6:9-13

 

New King James Version (NKJV)
In this manner, therefore, pray:
Our Father in heaven,
Hallowed be Your name.
10 Your kingdom come.
Your will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.
11 Give us this day our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts,
As we forgive our debtors.
13 And do not lead us into temptation,
But deliver us from the evil one.
For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.[a]

Footnotes:

  1. Matthew 6:13 NU-Text omits For Yours through Amen.

Part 6 

 

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Matthew 6:9-13 The Lord's Prayer (pt.3 & 4 of 6) - Steve Gregg

Part 3



Jesus' teaching the disciples how to pray.

Matthew 6:9-13

 

New King James Version (NKJV)

In this manner, therefore, pray:
Our Father in heaven,
Hallowed be Your name.
10 Your kingdom come.
Your will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.
11 Give us this day our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts,
As we forgive our debtors.
13 And do not lead us into temptation,
But deliver us from the evil one.
For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.[a]

Footnotes:

  1. Matthew 6:13 NU-Text omits For Yours through Amen.

Part 4


Friday, November 22, 2013

Matthew 6:9-13 The Lord's Prayer (pt.1 & 2 of 6) - Steve Gregg

Part 1



Jesus teaches the disciples how to pray.

Matthew 6:9-13

 

New King James Version (NKJV)

In this manner, therefore, pray:
Our Father in heaven,
Hallowed be Your name.
10 Your kingdom come.
Your will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.
11 Give us this day our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts,
As we forgive our debtors.
13 And do not lead us into temptation,
But deliver us from the evil one.
For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.[a]

Footnotes:

  1. Matthew 6:13 NU-Text omits For Yours through Amen.

Part 2


Thursday, November 21, 2013

Matthew 6:5-8 Instruction on Prayer - Steve Gregg



Instruction on prayer from the Son of God.

Matthew 6:5-8

 

New King James Version (NKJV)

The Model Prayer

 

“And when you pray, you shall not be like the hypocrites. For they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward. But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly.[a] And when you pray, do not use vain repetitions as the heathen do. For they think that they will be heard for their many words.

“Therefore do not be like them. For your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him.
 

Footnotes:

  1. Matthew 6:6 NU-Text omits openly.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Matthew 6:2-4 Giving & Hypocrites - Steve Gregg



Steve Gregg continues with Messiah's teaching on charitable deeds, giving & tithing.

Matthew 6:1-4

 

New King James Version (NKJV)


“Take heed that you do not do your charitable deeds before men, to be seen by them. Otherwise you have no reward from your Father in heaven. Therefore, when you do a charitable deed, do not sound a trumpet before you as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory from men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward. But when you do a charitable deed, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, that your charitable deed may be in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will Himself reward you openly.[a]

Footnotes:

  1. Matthew 6:4 NU-Text omits openly.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Matthew 6:1 Instruction About Giving - Steve Gregg



Steve Gregg expounds on Jesus' teaching in Matthew 6. What should be our motivation for giving to the poor, fasting, praying, etc? Who should we do it for?

Matthew 6:1-18

 

New King James Version (NKJV)

Do Good to Please God

 

1“Take heed that you do not do your charitable deeds before men, to be seen by them. Otherwise you have no reward from your Father in heaven. Therefore, when you do a charitable deed, do not sound a trumpet before you as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory from men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward. But when you do a charitable deed, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, that your charitable deed may be in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will Himself reward you openly.[a]

The Model Prayer

 

“And when you pray, you shall not be like the hypocrites. For they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward. But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly.[b] And when you pray, do not use vain repetitions as the heathen do. For they think that they will be heard for their many words.

“Therefore do not be like them. For your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him. In this manner, therefore, pray:
Our Father in heaven,
Hallowed be Your name.
10 Your kingdom come.
Your will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.
11 Give us this day our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts,
As we forgive our debtors.
13 And do not lead us into temptation,
But deliver us from the evil one.
For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.[c]
14 “For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15 But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

Fasting to Be Seen Only by God

 

16 “Moreover, when you fast, do not be like the hypocrites, with a sad countenance. For they disfigure their faces that they may appear to men to be fasting. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward. 17 But you, when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, 18 so that you do not appear to men to be fasting, but to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly.[d]

Footnotes:

  1. Matthew 6:4 NU-Text omits openly.
  2. Matthew 6:6 NU-Text omits openly.
  3. Matthew 6:13 NU-Text omits For Yours through Amen.
  4. Matthew 6:18 NU-Text and M-Text omit openly.


Galatians 1:10


10 For do I now persuade men, or God? Or do I seek to please men? For if I still pleased men, I would not be a bondservant of Christ.
 

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Matthew 5:43-48 Love Your Enemies (part 2) - Steve Gregg



 Steve continues with Jesus' out-of-this-world instruction on loving our enemies.

Matthew 5:43-48

 

New King James Version (NKJV)

Love Your Enemies

 

43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor[a] and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you,[b] 45 that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. 46 For if you love those who love you, what reward have you? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? 47 And if you greet your brethren[c] only, what do you do more than others? Do not even the tax collectors[d] do so? 48 Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect.

Footnotes:

  1. Matthew 5:43 Compare Leviticus 19:18
  2. Matthew 5:44 NU-Text omits three clauses from this verse, leaving, “But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.”
  3. Matthew 5:47 M-Text reads friends.
  4. Matthew 5:47 NU-Text reads Gentiles.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Matthew 5:38-48 Love Your Enemies (part 1) - Steve Gregg





Jesus' teaching on how Christians (his disciples) are to love their enemies. Are we supposed to be pacifists?

Matthew 5:38-42

 

New King James Version (NKJV)

Go the Second Mile

 

38 “You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’[a] 39 But I tell you not to resist an evil person. But whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also. 40 If anyone wants to sue you and take away your tunic, let him have your cloak also. 41 And whoever compels you to go one mile, go with him two. 42 Give to him who asks you, and from him who wants to borrow from you do not turn away.