Do Not Worry
Do Not Worry
Sunday January 13, 2008 Matt 6:25-34
Mark 3:5 – Angry and Deeply Distressed
Luk 22:39-42 – Bloody Sweat
Luke 19:41-44 – Weeping Over Jerusalem
1 Thess 3:5 – Can’t Stand It Any More
2 Co 7:5 – Conflict and Fear
2 Co 11:28-29 – Concern for the Churches
What Did Jesus Mean? ... “Don’t Worry”
We look for practical advise for living in this kingdom
You Can Only Pick One!
Two Opposing Options – Demands A Clear Decision
God or Money; Two Kingdoms; Believer or Pagan
Don’t Worry ... About
· Your Life – Food – What you will Eat or Drink
· Your Body – Clothes – What you will Wear
Why Not? Your Father Knows
Not a Behaviour Trait. Not a Mind Control Technique.
Your Value to God; A Relationship with a Father
And, It Does Not Help
Do Focus On ...
Kingdom of God
Definitions – What God Wants Happening Here and Now
· Start – Decide Who You Will Love
· Nurture – Knowing and Trusting Father
· Continue – Join God’s Agenda
5 He looked around at them in anger and, deeply distressed at their stubborn hearts, said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” He stretched it out, and his hand was completely restored.
41 As he approached Jerusalem and saw the city, he wept over it 42 and said, “If you, even you, had only known on this day what would bring you peace—but now it is hidden from your eyes. 43 The days will come upon you when your enemies will build an embankment against you and encircle you and hem you in on every side. 44 They will dash you to the ground, you and the children within your walls. They will not leave one stone on another, because you did not recognize the time of God’s coming to you.”
39 Jesus went out as usual to the Mount of Olives, and his disciples followed him. 40 On reaching the place, he said to them, “Pray that you will not fall into temptation.” 41 He withdrew about a stone’s throw beyond them, knelt down and prayed, 42 “Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.”
1 Thessalonians 3:5
5 For this reason, when I could stand it no longer, I sent to find out about your faith. I was afraid that in some way the tempter might have tempted you and our efforts might have been useless.
2 Corinthians 7:5
5 For when we came into Macedonia, this body of ours had no rest, but we were harassed at every turn—conflicts on the outside, fears within.
2 Corinthians 11:28-29
28 Besides everything else, I face daily the pressure of my concern for all the churches. 29 Who is weak, and I do not feel weak? Who is led into sin, and I do not inwardly burn?