Matthew 6:1-18

  1. What was wrong with the religion of the scribes and Pharisees, here call ‘hypocrites’, and what kind of religion does our Lord command in contrast?
  2. In the Lord’s Prayer, what can we learn:
    (a) From the order of the petitions.
    (b) From the kind of subjects that are particularly mentioned?
    What must be our relation:
    (a) to God,
    (b) to our fellow men, if we are to make it our prayer?


  1. Verses 2, 5, 16. The word ‘hypocrites’ means an actor, i.e., one who plays a part.