The first half of chapter six in Matthew, which we are starting today, deals with three important areas in the life of a Christian. Those are the areas of giving to the needy (charity, not tithing), prayer and fasting. These are areas which are to have a place in the life of a believer, but they are also areas which can be a pitfall for the faithful. The reason these three areas can be a pitfall is because of their tendency to be abused and used to glorify the actor and not God.

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