Sunday Morning SoundBytes – 10/5/2014

I haven’t done Sunday Morning SoundBytes in a while, so I thought this would be a good opportunity to catch up. We started a new message series in September called, “Lord, I Have a Problem,” where we are looking at how God helps us with our various problems through our new life in Jesus Christ. So far we have looked at dealing with the problems of anger, envy and worry. You can access all of the messages in the series at this link here: “Lord, I Have a Problem.”

Here is an outline of yesterday’s message on “Dealing with Worry.”

I. The problem of worry (Psalm 139:23-24; Ecclesiastes 11:10)
   A. Robs us of our joy (Romans 15:13)
   B. Makes us unfruitful (Matthew 13:22; Luke 21:34)
   C. Doesn’t accomplish anything (Psalm 127:2; Matthew 6:27)
   D. Shows a lack of trust in God (Isaiah 26:3-4; Romans 14:23)

II. Understanding worry
   A. Worry vs. godly concern (1 Cor. 7:32-34, 12:25; 2 Cor. 11:28; Philippians 2:20)
   B. What do we worry about? (Matthew 6:25-34)
      – relationships, work, finances, health (physical needs)
   C. Why do we worry?
      1) We don’t know the future
      2) We can’t solve all our problems
      3) We can’t be everywhere at once
Note: Remember God is all-knowing, all-powerful, all-present

III. Dealing with worry
   1) Know that you have a heavenly Father (Matthew 6:26)
   2) Trust in God (Psalm 139:16; John 14:1,27; 1 Peter 5:7)
   3) Learn to live in the present (Matthew 6:33-34)
   4) Pray about it (Philippians 4:6-7)
   5) Fill your mind with good thoughts (Philippians 4:8)
   6) Grow in the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23)
      – especially joy and peace (Psalm 94:19; Proverbs 17:22)

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