Sermon Recap — November 3, 2019

Gathering Together & Encouraging One Another

Jeremy Bell
Matthew 6:33
November 3, 2019
Sermon Audio

But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. — Matthew 6:33

I. Seek the kingdom of God

  • What is the kingdom? His righteous rule and reign in our hearts.

II. Seek first the kingdom of God

  • To seek God’s kingdom first is to seek Jesus first.
  • There are other things we often seek first: wealth, knowledge, achievement, success etc.
  • Jesus knows these things don’t deliver. Our satisfaction is found in Christ alone.

III. God’s promise

“all these things will be added to you”

Questions For Discussion / Application:

  • Re-read the text as well as the context, Matthew 6:25-24. What does the context of Jesus’ command in vs.33 to “seek first the kingdom of God” tell us about what it actually means to seek first the kingdom of God?
  • What is God’s kingdom? What does it meant to seek His kingdom?
  • We struggle to seek first the kingdom of God. What other pursuits can at times take priority in our lives over and above seeking first God’s kingdom?
  • How can we help and encourage one another to seek first God’s kingdom?
  • What is one way you want to grow as the result of taking time to consider this passage?

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