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Don't Worry

February 9, 2020 Pastor: Carel Geleynse Series: Living the Kingdom Life: The Sermon on the Mount (Epiphany 2020)

Passage: Matthew 6:25–6:34, Philippians 4:4–4:7

Jesus calls us to live a worry-free, anxiety-free life.  Like many other things he calls us to do in the Sermon on the Mount, this is the polar opposite of what most of us actually experience in our day-to-day lives.  Life gives us so many things to worry about--our careers, our health, our finances, our marriages, our children's future, the list goes on and on.  But Jesus has good reason to calls us to not worry.  He wants us to trust him, and to know that he cares for us.  In short, he wants us to flourish as God's children.

Worry and anxiety are counter-productive to Jesus's desire for us to flourish.  If worry and anxiety are weighing you down, you can and should seek help--from family members, from friends, or from professional therapists.  Above all, call on the Lord in prayer.  We can tell God all about our worries and anxieties--he is our Father, after all.

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