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Having Peace Over Worry

Matthew 6:25-34

25 “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? 27 And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? 28 And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, 29 yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30 But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? 31 Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. 34 “Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.” (Matthew 6:25-34, ESV)


Anxiety: An overwhelming sense or feeling of fear or apprehension which is often marked by doubt, physical symptoms, or uneasiness.


v.25 “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?


“No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.” (Matthew 6:24, ESV)


v.26 Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?


v.31 Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all.


“33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.”


God’s sovereignty: “His complete and total independent control over every creature, event, and circumstance, at every moment in history.”


“Both riches and honor come from You, and You rule over all. In your hand are power and might, and in Your hand it is to make great and to give strength to all.” (1 Chronicles 29:12, ESV)


“20 Blessed be the name of God forever and ever, to whom belong wisdom and might. 21 He changes times and seasons; He removes kings and sets up kings; He gives wisdom to the wise, and knowledge to those who have understanding” (Daniel 2:20-21, ESV)


“And my God will supply every need of yours according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:19, ESV)


“6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6-7, ESV)


LIFEGROUP NOTES SESSION 8

BREAKTHROUGH: PEACE OVER WORRY


BIG IDEA

Jesus teaches us not to worry, and not to follow the example of those around us. He then teaches us what we should do. Seek God first, seek God's priorities and values, and seek the relationship that he desires through his son-then, and only then, can you face the world, with all its potential problems, and not worry. Again, Jesus doesn't say you won't have to work for things, but Jesus promises that when we are focused on our relationship with God first, we don't have to worry, and so our minds won't be consumed or overtaken with worry.


BIBLE STUDY NOTES Matthew 6:25-34




PERSONAL REFLECTION


Do you agree with Rick Warren when he says, "The more you pray, the less you'll panic. The more you worship, the less you worry"?




Can you think of a time when this was true for you?






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