Teaching about Almsgiving/Teaching about
Prayer/Teaching about Fasting
In the third
major part of the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus’ teaching concerns three essential
religious practices. Almsgiving, prayer, and fasting are to be done to honor
God, not to bring attention to self. He cautions the disciples about behavior
they are to avoid and the proper attitude they must have when giving alms,
praying, and fasting.
Prayer: Staying focused on you on this journey of
life is not easy. There are so many things that catch my attention and lure me
away. Hold on to me, I pray.