Something is wrong when people live in a perpetual state of “I want to get away from here.” In this kind of thinking, people are unhappy and disgruntled with where they live and/or work.
In the fifth message in the series on anxiety, Jesus tells us to look at our Heavenly Father’s provision for the birds of the air and the lilies of the field. If He can take care of their needs, will He not take care of the needs of His children? Of course He will! Our task is to make sure that we “seek His kingdom and His righteousness.”
What does heavenly treasure have to do with anxiety?When we look at the parallel passage in Luke and other materials from the time of Jesus, we see that storing up treasures in heaven was the same as showing charity to the poor and the needy.
We often hear the statement – “we are living in an age of anxiety.” Although that’s true, human beings since the beginning of time have been struggling with anxiety in one form or another. For Jesus to bring up the subject of worry and anxiety is proof that even the ancients struggled with the same issues that we face. Unlike other messages and books that advise us to break free from anxiety, this series will help us to use it for the glory of God. Spread the word and invite people to come. This will be a powerful series!
It is that time of year when things start getting hectic with Thanksgiving around the corner and Christmas not too far away. Unfortunately, people get stressed out with work, shopping, cooking, cleaning, etc. and miss out on the real meaning of Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Last weekend we learned how to have anger “with a cause.” This weekend we will see what anger “without a cause” looks like. So many of us are guilty of being upset and mad about things that do not matter. We end up destroying relationships, embarrassing ourselves, and disgracing our Savior.