Message notes

Anxiety - April 19, 2020

“No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.”

-Matthew 6:24

 1.  Anxiety will cause me to of God.

“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Isn’t life more than food or clothing? Look at the birds in the sky! They don’t plant or harvest. They don’t even store grain in barns. Yet your Father in heaven takes care of them. Aren’t you worth more than birds? Can worry make you live longer? Why worry about clothes? Look how the wild flowers grow. They don’t work hard to make their clothes. But I tell you that Solomon with all his wealth wasn’t as well clothed as one of them.”

-Matthew 6:25-29

2.  Anxiety will cause me to how much God about me

If God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, will he not certainly care for you? Why do you have so little faith?

-Matthew 6:30

God didn’t spare his own Son but handed him over to death for all of us. Since God did this, is there anything else he wouldn’t gladly and freely do for us?

-Romans 8:32

Only people who don’t know God are always worrying about such things.

-Matthew 6:32

Never worry about anything. But in every situation let God know what you need in prayers and requests while giving thanks.  Then God’s peace, which goes beyond anything we can imagine, will guard your thoughts and emotions through Christ Jesus.

-Philippians 4:6-7

3.  Anxiety is like me inviting a to come live in my mind rent free.

Can worry make you live longer?

-Matthew 6:27

Don’t worry about tomorrow. It will take care of itself.

-Matthew 6:34

Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.

-Matthew 6:33

To discuss during the week with your family or Life Group

1.     Do you consider yourself a worrier?  If so, how does this impact your life? Relationships?

2.     Which of Gilbert’s 3 main points do you wrestle with the most? How did this message help you in that area?

3.     In what way can you help serve others that are living in anxiety right now because of the COVID-19 pandemic?

4.     What is your next step as a result of this message?