Presence, Not Performance
Matthew 6:1-18 (The Message)
In the second week of this series we consider the temptation to turn faith into a performance. We can so easily try to leverage gifts like prayer and generosity for our own benefit — to gain the attention of others or the approval of God. Jesus is clear: this is an upside down way to live. The call is not to perform, but to be present. To go away to a solitary place, shut the door, put away the pretense and open ourselves us as best we can to the grace God always offers us.
Here’s a link to the google doc we created together: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1OPPDSyg7gSbvMyNt-6GNAjjaD-khWtrtyVaS9eN3Qo0/edit?usp=sharing