|Another Sermon Outline By Brian A. Yeager
18, and Jude 25).
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-
1-2) without seeking to glorify ourselves, for our glory is to come
2. Prayer (Luke 18:1).
poor (Acts 3:1-6), are not to be done to be seen of men but before God
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).
(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:
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.
Him rather than to be impressive before others (John 4:23-24; cf.
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
• Don’t forget, your public prayers are on behalf of others, but
not to those present (Psalms 69:13 and Philippians 4:6)!
anyway (Proverbs 28:9).
(Psalms 38:9; 44:21 and Jeremiah 17:10).
III. Conclusion: Our reward is not here among men (Hebrews 10:35-39; 13:
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