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A Teaching on Worry? Matthew 6:25-34. Christian Identity Matthew 5:13-16 You are the salt of the earth (v13) You are the salt of the earth (v13) You are.

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1 A Teaching on Worry? Matthew 6:25-34

2 Christian Identity Matthew 5:13-16 You are the salt of the earth (v13) You are the salt of the earth (v13) You are the light of the world (v14) You are the light of the world (v14) A city on the hill that cannot be hidden (FPBC Vision) A city on the hill that cannot be hidden (FPBC Vision) Identity grounded in Christ Jesus, our 1 st love Identity grounded in Christ Jesus, our 1 st love

3 Motive in Life Matthew 6:1-18 The audience of One The audience of One v1-4 Give to please God v1-4 Give to please God v5-14 Pray to please God v5-14 Pray to please God v15-18 Fast to please God v15-18 Fast to please God God sees; God knows; and God rewards God sees; God knows; and God rewards Our choice: Men or God? Our choice: Men or God?

4 Focus in Life Matthew 6:19-24 The heart of the matter The heart of the matter v19-20 Store up eternal treasure in heaven v19-20 Store up eternal treasure in heaven v21 Where your treasure is, there is your heart v21 Where your treasure is, there is your heart v22-24 Eye leads the body v22-24 Eye leads the body Who is your master? Who is your master? What is your treasure? What is your treasure? Where is your heart? Where is your heart? Our choice: Temporal or Eternal? Our choice: Temporal or Eternal?

5 Jesus’ View on Worry How important is worry to God? How important is worry to God? Jesus equates worry to lack of faith Jesus equates worry to lack of faith 6:30 And if God cares for the wildflowers….He will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith 6:30 And if God cares for the wildflowers….He will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith 8:25-26 Disciples went and woke him up shouting “Lord save us! We’re going to drown!” Jesus responded, “Why are you afraid? You have so little faith!” 8:25-26 Disciples went and woke him up shouting “Lord save us! We’re going to drown!” Jesus responded, “Why are you afraid? You have so little faith!”

6 My View on Worry Difference between worry and concern Difference between worry and concern Why do we worry? Why do we worry? Fear of the unknown Fear of the unknown Lack of Control Lack of Control Lack of Trust Lack of Trust

7 Why Worry! Matthew 6:25-34 Jesus gave 6 reasons not to worry about life Jesus gave 6 reasons not to worry about life v25 God created life in you, He can be trusted to care for the details of your life v25 God created life in you, He can be trusted to care for the details of your life v26 Worrying about future hampers your efforts for today v26 Worrying about future hampers your efforts for today v27 Worrying about life will not help v27 Worrying about life will not help v28-30 God cares more about us then the flowers v28-30 God cares more about us then the flowers v31-32 Worrying show lack of trust in and knowledge of God v31-32 Worrying show lack of trust in and knowledge of God v33-34 Worrying distract us from more immediate and important things in life v33-34 Worrying distract us from more immediate and important things in life

8 A Matter of Priorities Matthew 6:25-34 You cannot serve both God and money. Therefore (That is why) I tell you do not worry about your life, …… But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. You cannot serve both God and money. Therefore (That is why) I tell you do not worry about your life, …… But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Jesus is contrasting between Jesus is contrasting between Worrying about life Worrying about life Seeking His Kingdom and His righteousness Seeking His Kingdom and His righteousness What is your priorities in Life? What is your priorities in Life? Our choice : Life (our way) or His Kingdom/Righteousness Our choice : Life (our way) or His Kingdom/Righteousness

9 Christian World View Matthew 6 Our Motive in Life (v1-18) Our Motive in Life (v1-18) Acts before God Acts before God Our Focus in Life (v19-24) Our Focus in Life (v19-24) Heart for God Heart for God Our Priorities in Life (v25-34) Our Priorities in Life (v25-34) Trust in God Trust in God

10 Questions to Ponder What preoccupies you? Career, family, friends, health, appearance, social status, bank account……? What preoccupies you? Career, family, friends, health, appearance, social status, bank account……? What are your worries and do they push God aside? What are your worries and do they push God aside? What do your worries reveal about your motive, focus and priorities in life? What do your worries reveal about your motive, focus and priorities in life? Do you trust God to provide for you and to control your future? Do you trust God to provide for you and to control your future? What do you truly love? Who is your 1st love? What do you truly love? Who is your 1st love?


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