The Christian’s Life in Secret (Part 1): Giving

The Lord Jesus continues His discourse in Matthew 6 by addressing the Christian’s secret life. A Christian is no more than what he is in secret. He first addresses the topic of giving to the needy. He assumes that giving to the needy will be active in the Christian life, but He also tells us what should characterize our giving. The Christian is someone who gives in secret. Does this mean that a Christian should never let anyone know what they have given? Tim addresses this tension. Finally, Tim exhorts believers to give to the needy that the Father may grant them a reward!

0:00 – Logo intros.
0:11 – Matthew 5.48ff.
8:34 – It is important to test ourselves.
21:08 – Of all done in secret, Jesus wants to first think about giving.
26:50 – Is this the fast that God has chosen?
34:40 – John Stott quote on letting your light shine before men.
35:34 – What about the hypocrites?
40:39 – Some practical thoughts on giving in secret.
59:15 – Closing prayer.