We live in an age of increasing worries and anxieties. Jesus’ words “do not worry” from the Sermon on the Mount are very familiar to us, but what did he actually mean? If we look closely, we’ll see how Jesus provided a detailed and practical lifestyle that will lessen the oppression of worry and anxiety. Mel Lawrenz speaks from Matthew 6:19-24, after a light-hearted sketch.
Download discussion questions.
I. The frustrating chase
A. the dilemma of anxiety vss. 25, 27
B. worry about security and image vss. 26-31
C. the problem of the rat race vs. 32
II. The fruitful pursuit
A. pursuing God’s kingdom vs. 33
B. pursuing God’s righteousness vs. 33
III. The present-focused life
A. the treasures of today vs. 34
B. the troubles of today vs. 34