Robin Boisvert brought the Word of God to bear in our congregation’s individual lives this past Sunday, preaching on the topic of anxiety from Matthew 6:25-34. In part 20 of our series, The Life and Words of Jesus: The Gospel According to Matthew, we learn the reasons why we don’t need to be anxious and how to shift our focus to the Kingdom of Heaven.
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Questions for reflection and application:
1. Take time as a Care Group to read Matthew 6:25-34.
2. Jesus begins our passage by using the word “therefore,” indicating that this section is logically connected to the previous one. Take some time to read Matthew 6:19-24. How do these verses serve as the basis for Jesus’s instruction in 6:25-34?
3. Robin points out that we are anxious because we are finite beings in a fallen world. What specific things tempt you anxiety? How do you respond?
4. Jesus doesn’t just tell us to not be anxious. He gives us reasons. Specifically, God both cares and knows. He is both good and great. Do these truths readjust your perspective on the things that provoke you to worry?
5. Jesus tells us to seek God’s Kingdom and his righteousness. This includes all of the teaching of the Sermon on the Mount. Are you actively seeking God’s strength to align your life with Christ’s teachings?
6. Robin provided some practical advice for when anxiety strikes: lay hold of the promises of God in scripture. Do you have specific passages that you can call to mind when you are tempted to worry? Consider Psalm 23, Psalm 46, and Matthew 6.
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