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Matthew 6 25-31 What Kind Of Faith

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Midterm faith assessments

How does your faith score?
Various scriptures in Matthew

Take the test – only 10 questions

What if you took a test concerning your faith?

Some did – Jesus handed out the grades

Answers 1 T, 2 T, 3 F Heart stops too, 4 F only 7%, 5 F 40 people, 6 T, 7 F in 1498, 8 T, 9 F 44 inches, 10 T, 11 T, 12 F  green

Trivia quiz

1.      Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning.  t
 

2.      Alfred Hitchcock didn't have a belly button. t

3.      When you sneeze, all bodily functions stop, except for your heart! F heart too*

4.      Only 25 percent of the population are lefties. F 7%*

5.      Two people are sent to the hospital for dog bites every minute.  F. 40 *

6.      Babies are born without kneecaps. They don't appear until they are 2-6 years old. T*

7.      The toothbrush was invented in 1802. F 1498

8.      40,000 Americans are injured by toilets each year. T*

9.      A coat hanger is 30 inches long when staightened.  F 44 inches

10.  The only two animals that can see behind themselves without turning their heads are the rabbit and the parrot. T*

11.  In most television commercials advertising milk, a mixture of white paint and a little thinner is used in place of the milk. T*

12.  If coloring weren't added to Coca-Cola, it would be clear. *

F - Green


 

I.       The test: An uncertain future

A.     The underlying issue: Survival struggles

(NKJV) Matthew 6 25 “Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on.

(NKJV) Matthew 6 31 “Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?

1.      Day to day  existence

B.     The response: Anxiety

(NKJV) Matthew 6 25 “Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, … 27 Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature? 28 “So why do you worry about clothing? 31 “Therefore do not worry, …

1.      Divided mind = distracted - worry

C.     The assessment: F-

(NKJV) Matthew 6 30 … will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?

D.    The obvious hints:

1.      What good does worry do?

(NKJV) Matthew 6 27 Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature? 28 “So why do you worry about clothing?

2.      Isn’t life more than food?

(NKJV) Matthew 6 25 “Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing?

3.      Aren’t you more valuable than birds?

(NKJV) Matthew 6 26 Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?

4.      Doesn’t God provide better than men?

(NKJV) Matthew 6 28 …Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; 29 and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30 Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?

a)      God takes care of fleeting flowers better than great men care for themselves

5.      God knows your needs

(NKJV) Matthew 6 31 “Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 

E.     Expected response: Spiritual priority

 (NKJV) Matthew 6 31 “Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.

 

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