Sermon Questions for Reflection
1. Jesus mentioned 3 Practices of Righteousness (Matthew 6:2) - praying, giving and
fasting. Which of these 3 disciplines do you practice consciously and regularly? Which
of these 3 disciplines do you often neglect?
2. Jesus mentioned hypocrisy in His teaching. What is hypocrisy? Jesus obviously
detested hypocrisy in our relationship with God, our Father – “do not announce it with
trumpets as the hypocrites (6:2), when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites (6:4)
When you fast, do not look somber as the hypocrites do (6:16)” What could have caused Jesus to speak strongly against hypocrisy?
3. Are we God-conscious or Man-conscious in the acts of giving, praying and fasting?”
To the best of your knowledge, how can you intentionally practice righteousness
exclusively for the approval of our heavenly father?