"The Fine Line?" Matthew 6:1-18 (Matthew: The Preaching of the King)

Moving into Matthew chapter 6, Jesus shifts His focus in the Sermon on the Mount to address one of the major obstacles to the Kingdom life: religious performance. And while some may say that there is a fine line between religious performance and true spiritual faith, Jesus reveals that there is actually a massive chasm between the two. Touching on the spiritual practices of giving, praying, and fasting, Jesus exposes the area of God's greatest concern: the motivation of one's heart. Anyone seeking the Father's reward is invited to discover a life motivated and manifested in very different ways.