Turn to Matthew chapter number 6 Matthew chapter number 6 now on Wednesday evenings we have been studying through the Sermon on the Mount and I don’t know about you but it’s been encouraging and at the same time challenging we have entitled this series discipled by Christ and really if you look at the Ministry of Jesus Christ he spend.
The majority of his time with the disciples and preparing them he knew he wasn’t going.
With them there forever and so he was preparing them to be.
His representatives and if you would to continue what he had started and the Sermon on the Mount as were reminded here this sermon is.
Not for the unregenerate world.
The Sermon on the Mount is for believers and particularly speaking it’s for the disciples of Jesus Christ and as we talked about this series here one on message 27 now but it is clear that as we study this passage that it can only be the disciple of Jesus Christ that lives that way and we know that.
A disciple of Jesus Christ is not just someone that hears that knows what Jesus taught it is someone that adheres to the.
Teaching of Christ there’s a difference between a mental assent an agreement and an actually something that we’re trying to practice in our lives and that is the disciple of Jesus Christ we have to go beyond the knowing and the actually adhering to the teachings of Jesus Christ now we’re going to were in the same text we were in last week in Matthew chapter 6 verse 19 through 24 and so let’s read they’re the same verses we.
Read last week but we’ll be continuing here in our study of Matthew 6 19 through.
24 alright so notice Matthew 6:19 the Bible says lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth where moth and rust doth corrupt and where thieves break through and steal but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt and where thieves do not break through nor steal for we your treasure is there will your heart.
Be also the light of the body is the eye if therefore thine eye be single thy whole body shall be full of light but if nine eye but if thine eye be evil thy whole body shall be full of darkness if therefore.
The light that is in thee be darkness how great is that darkness no man can serve two masters for either he will hate the one and love the other or else he will hold to the one and despise the other notice this last statement you cannot serve God and Mammon I want to preach.
This evening on this this last sentence here.
You cannot serve God and Mammon now before we go into.
Our study of our text I like to always give us the background here and.
Maybe you are tired of hearing this every week but I think that.
Be reminded of the context because it always helps us and it always makes the truth that.
We study more powerful when we know.
It in its proper context and as we’ve studied here Matthew chapter five and now chapter number six we know that Jesus Christ has been dealing with many things he began with the Beatitudes and he said if those things are found in you he says you are the salt of the earth and you are the light of the world and from there he’s going to he proceeded in Chapter five and all the way.