Series: “The WHY Matters” part 3
Sunday, March 22, 2020
Dr. Chris Vaught
Matthew 6: 25-26—Therefore I tell you: Don’t worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Isn’t life more than food and the body more than clothing?
26 Consider the birds of the sky: They don’t sow or reap or gather into barns, yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Aren’t you worth more than they?
Worry means =
Here is one reason Jesus teaches us not to WORRY.
So how do we Clean up our Vision and not be Choked by Worry? We must focus our vision on…
Should we …
2 Corinthians 6: 18— And I will be a Father to you, and you will be sons and daughters to Me, says the Lord Almighty.
Matthew 6: 27-32— Can any of you add one moment to his life span by worrying? 28 And why do you worry about clothes? Observe how the wildflowers of the field grow: They don’t labor or spin thread. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was adorned like one of these. 30 If that’s how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and thrown into the furnace tomorrow, won’t he do much more for you—you of little faith? 31 So don’t worry, saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear?’ 32 For the Gentiles (Pagans) eagerly seek all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them.
Worry has more Negative Effects than Positive:
Weakens your immune system / Cardiovascular damage / intestinal issues like Ulcers and IBS / Decreased Fertility / Accelerated Aging / Premature Death
Home / Marriage / Parenting / Work / School / Community
Here is a great action step:
Matthew 6:33-34— But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be provided for you. 34Therefore don’t worry about tomorrow, because tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
John 16: 31-34— Jesus responded to them, “Do you now believe? 32 Indeed, an hour is coming and has come, when each of you will be scattered to his own home, and you will leave me alone. Yet I am not alone, because the Father is with me. 33 I have told you these things so that in Me you may have peace. You will have suffering in this world. Be courageous! I have conquered the world.”
1 John 4:4— You are from God, little children, and you have conquered them because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.
Matthew 24: 4-8— “Watch out that no one deceives you. 5 For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and they will deceive many. 6 You are going to hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not alarmed, because these things must take place, but the end is not yet. 7 For nation will rise up against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. 8All these events are the beginning of labor pains.
God’s Got This …God’s Got You!
The Big Take-Away:
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Philippians 4: 5-7— Don’t worry about anything, but in everything, through prayer and petition with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.