Kingdom Priorities

September 18, 2022 Preacher: Steve Thiel Series: Sermon on the Mount: Kingdom Living in a Fallen World

Passage: Matthew 6:19–24

Kingdom Priorities
Christ Proclamation Church
Sunday, 9/18/2022
Matthew 6:19–24

Sermon Theme: Jesus declares that entrance into the kingdom of heaven requires us to live for the glory of God and not the praise of men. By faith in Christ, that includes having our treasure in the right place, thinking about life in the right way, and being devoted to God as our only Master!

I. LAY UP TREASURES IN HEAVEN
    A. Explanation of Priority - (Matthew 6:19–20)
        1. Temporal things have no lasting value
        2. Eternal living has eternal value
    B. Application of Priority - (Matthew 6:21)
        1. Treasure the things of eternity
        2. Love the things of eternity

II. FIX OUR EYES ON ETERNAL THINGS
    A. Explanation of Priority - (Matthew 6:22–23a)
        1. What does it mean for an eye to be healthy?
        2. What does it mean for an eye to be bad?
    B. Application of Priority - (Matthew 6:23b)
        1. Eyes fixed on the things of God
        2. Life lived for the glory of God

III. DEVOTE OURSELVES TO GOD
    A. Explanation of Priority - (Matthew 6:24a)
        1. The love of money
        2. The love of God
    B. Application of Priority - (Matthew 6:24b)
        1. Our hearts are idol factories
        2. Put to death any competing allegiances

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