Life of Christ Day 31 Teaching | Three Pillars of Jesus Faith

Matthew 6:1-18

Key verse: “But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.” – Matthew 6:3-4

Summary:
In today’s teaching, we begin a three-session walkthrough of the three pillars of Jesus’ faith: righteousness, prayer, and fasting. Marc places this teaching in the context of Jesus’ day to show us that “righteousness” is walked out in how we relate to others and how we care for their needs.

Jesus clearly defined righteousness when He said to the righteous, “For I was hungry, and you fed me. I was naked, and you clothed me. I was sick, and you visited me. I was in prison, and you cared for me.” When we care for others’ needs—regardless of what that need is—we are practicing the righteousness of Jesus.

Question:
Review the list you made at the beginning of today’s teaching. What actions do you need to make this week to bring your three pillars into better alignment with Jesus?

Family Chat:
Who is someone you can serve and expect nothing in return for it? (remember this will be hard to not expect something from them)

Prayer Starter:
Jesus, please give me Your eyes to see those around me the way You see them. Empower me with compassion through Your Holy Spirit to care for them, love them, and provide for their needs without expecting anything in return.

Take Action:
Do something for someone else in need this week. You can can join Serve Saturday, in person or virtually. Sign up by texting SERVESATURDAY to 88000 and mark your calendar for the next one in your community!