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Matt 6:25-34 “What Me Worry?”

25 “Therefore I say to you, do not worry 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, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? 27 Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?
28 “So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; 29 and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.30 Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?
31 “Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

V25 life is more than material things

V26 you are valuable.

V27 worrying does no one any good.

V28 -29 man's work doesn't compare to God's splendor.

V30 -31 if God takes care of the plants won't He take care of us.

V32-33 worldly people focus on worldly things, but Jesus say to seek first God and His kingdom and righteousness and everything else comes back into alignment.

V34 take it as it comes and trust in Him.

 

  • God must be number one but when we are worried about stuff we lose focus of God. (Luke 10 38-42)
  • The devil wants us distracted because it pulls our vision from the Lord and we lose.
  • When our family has needs won't we do everything within our power to get it, therefore wouldn’t our heavenly Father make provision for us!
    • Cf: Psalms 85.10-13; Psalms 118.5-7; Isa 25.1-5; Matt 10.29-31; 2 Cor 9.8-10
  • Worry is unbelief!
    • Worry is hypocrisy to our faith!
  • We are VERY valuable to LORD.
  • We are created by Lord to worship Him not only here, but also in the age to come.
  • When we begin to worry and we will (we're human) bring yourself back to worshipping Him.
    • 2 Cor 10:3-5

 

As humans beings will at times face times of doubt and worry, but the Lord has reminded us over and over through scripture that He will be there to see us through.

Pastor Dave shared this quote from Corrie Ten Boom she said this about worry, “Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength.”

What a great reminder from a woman who had every opportunity to worry, yet she chose to trust in God and His faithfulness. Friends when the storm hits and we find ourselves giving into the worries of life let us quickly turn our hearts and minds to God. Amen.

 

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Lay It Down

Today we commemorate the 75th anniversary and the sacrifice of the World War II service members who fought for freedom. As I think of the sacrifices made that day I’m reminded of the words of Jesus and I am reflecting on His words to the disciples and  for  believers today.

Jesus didn’t suggest that we love one another no friends He commanded us to love you another. Think of them in light of what our Lord tells us in this passage of scripture. Remember His words the next time you see one of these men out and about our community.

 

John 15.12-17

12 This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. 13 Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. 14 You are my friends if you do what I command you. 15 No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you. 16 You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you. 17 These things I command you, so that you will love one another.

 

Vs 12 The 1commandment to love why, because we have been loved

1Entolē: of those things which God commanded to be done by Christ, John 15:10b

Vs 13 The greatest form of love - 2to lay down our lives for our friends

2Tithēmi: to lay down, give up, one's life

Vs 14 We are Jesus friends when we do what He commands

Vs 15 No longer a servant, but a friend

Vs 16 We have been 3chosen and appointed

3Eklegomai: one from among many (of Jesus choosing his disciples), John 6:70; John 13:18; John 15:16; Acts 1:2, and from a number of persons, Luke 6:13:, John 15:19

Vs 16 We should bear fruit that abides

Vs 16 Abiding in Christ is a guarantee to answered prayer

Vs 17 We aren’t given a suggestion to love we have been COMMANDED to love by our Lord

 

Below is the link to President Roosevelt’s speech given as the allied troops fought faithfully for freedom. May we never forget the greatest sacrifice ever made was by our Lord when He sent His Son to give us freedom. Amen 

President Franklin D. Roosevelt speech link

 http://www.historyplace.com/speeches/fdr-prayer.htm

 

 

 

 

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