Kingdom Priorities


Sunday (3/19), gather with your church family as we continue our new series in the gospel according to Matthew (6:19-34). It is the first of four gospels that chronicle the birth, life, ministry, death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

In the previous section (6:1-18), Jesus shared with the disciples, regarding their acts of worship, such as giving to the poor, prayer, and fasting, they needed to do these things as an act of adoration and thanksgiving to God, rather than being seen and applauded by people. If these acts were done to gain their peer's approval, then Jesus said they had received their reward.
But, He went on to say that His people shouldn’t be motivated by what others think. Instead, their worship should reflect Him in that what they did they did in private. And, if they did so, their Heavenly Father, who sees what they did privately, would reward them openly.
Those rewards will be distributed at the judgment seat immediately after the rapture in which all those born again will be caught up and stand before Him to have their deeds, motives, and speech judged (2 Cor 5:9-10).

Jesus continues His teaching (6:19-34) by contrasting how His people and the people of the world deal with wealth and worry. This has to do with a person’s priorities. Nowhere in the New Testament is there a prohibition against wealth accumulation. Instead, Jesus teaches that His people should focus on eternal intangibles because He will make sure to take care of their temporal needs.
He concludes His teaching on wealth and worries by stating, “seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you” (6:33).
I look forward to our time together. Please pray for a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon the entire Calvary Chapel family.
There are several opportunities for worship. On-campus (10:00 am), drive-in church (92.1fm), and online (Facebook, YouTube:  Calvary Inverness); (website:

In His Strong Love,

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