Another Sermon Outline By Brian A. Yeager
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tool for your own studies if such is helpful!   Preachers are welcome to this work, but please do not
use my work so that you can be lazy and not do your own studies.  –
Brian A. Yeager





I. Introduction:
    A. To God be the glory for all things (Psalms 108:5, II Corinthians 10:17-
    18, and Jude 25).
    1. Remember who enables us to do good (I Peter 4:11).
    2. It’s not that we must always hide our good works from sight, but
    whom we glorify in them that matters (Matthew 5:16; cf. Luke 12:8-
    9).
    B. We will specifically discuss two things we need to be doing (Acts 10:
    1-2) without seeking to glorify ourselves, for our glory is to come
    (Romans 2:7-11):
    1. Aiding the TRUE needy [which we’ll define more later] (Matthew
    25:31-46).
    2. Prayer (Luke 18:1).

II. Body: Our works and worship is for God, not to be seen of men (Matthew
6:1-8).
    Verse 1: Our individual (I Timothy 5:3-16) alms, deeds in helping the
    poor (Acts 3:1-6), are not to be done to be seen of men but before God
    (James 1:26-27).
    •        We should be helping the TRUE (II Thessalonians 3:10) poor /
    needy (Luke 10:25-37 and I John 3:16-18)
    •        Even the right actions without love are meaningless (I
    Corinthians 13:3; cf. Philippians 2:25-30).
    Verse 2: Don’t try to bring attention to yourself when providing aid
    (Matthew 23:5), provide aid to truly help someone (James 2:14-17).
    Verses 3-4: Do not provide aid out in the open for all to see, do it as
    secretly as possible [hidden from your other hand].  The accounting of
    your good deed is yet to come (Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 and I Timothy 6:
    17-19).  
    Verse 5: Talking about individual prayer (Luke 6:12-13) rather than a
    public prayer which is AUTHORIZED (Acts 27:35 and I Corinthians 11:
    23-26), we should not pray for others to see us doing so.
    •        Prayer, like all other areas of our worship to God, is done to
    Him rather than to be impressive before others (John 4:23-24; cf.
    Revelation 22:8-9).
    Verse 6: Our individual prayers ought to be done alone, private talks
    with our Father (Mark 14:22-23).
    Verse 7: Don’t use vain repetitions to sound good and be heard for
    many words in prayer [this is obviously talking about public prayers] (I
    Corinthians 14:15-17).
    •        Application, L.S. prayers, etc.  - does not need to be “wordy”
    (Mark 14:22-23).
    •        Don’t forget, your public prayers are on behalf of others, but
    not to those present (Psalms 69:13 and Philippians 4:6)!
    Verse 8: Don’t be like the heathen in prayer, God’s not listening to them
    anyway (Proverbs 28:9).
    •        Keep in mind, God knows before we pray what we need
    (Psalms 38:9; 44:21 and Jeremiah 17:10).


III. Conclusion: Our reward is not here among men (Hebrews 10:35-39; 13:
14).

© 2008 This material may not be used for sale or other means to have financial gain.  Use this as a tool
for your own studies if such is helpful!   Preachers are welcome to this work, but please do not use my
work so that you can be lazy and not do your own studies.  –
Brian A. Yeager
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