Get a Grip message series

Get a Grip: How to live in emotional freedom

Part 3 – Why Worry?
(Matthew 6)

February 25, 2018
Richy Fisher, Pastor Student Ministries

 

1. THE PROBLEM WITH WORRY

Worry – To give way to anxiety or unease; allow one’s mind to dwell on difficulty or troubles

A. Robs Us of Our HAPPINESS

B. SHORTENS Our Lives

C. WEAKENS Our Testimonies (Matthew 5:14, 16)

 

2. JESUS TEACHES US ABOUT WORRY (Matthew 6:25-34)

Matthew 6:25-34 Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? 28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? 31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of it’s own.

 

3. REASONS WE WORRY

A. Worrying Is a FATHER Issue  (Phillipians 4:6)

1. Birds Don’t Farm

2. God is our Heavenly Father  (Matthew 7:9-11)

3. Worrying Accomplishes Nothing

4. Flowers Don’t Shop For Clothes

5. You are God’s Crowning Creation

B. Worrying is a Faith Issue

1. Pagans were people who did not believe in God or believed in false gods.

2. If your faith isn’t in God it must be in yourself.

 

4. JESUS’ SOLUTION TO A WORRY FREE LIFE

A. Put God First

B. Live Righteously

C. Keep Your Focus on Today’s Problems

How can you trust God with your eternity but not trust him with your everyday needs?

 

WORRY LIST

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Action Steps this week…

  • I will make a list of things that I worry about.
  • I will spend time each day taking my worries before God.
  • I will release my anxiety about tomorrow to God.
  • I will focus on opportunities that I have today.

 

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