Is the cause to feel anxious or troubled about the actual or potential problem.
Song: BIGGER THAN ALL MY PROBLEM / WORRIES, BIGGER THAN EVERYTHING, LORD IS BIGGER THAN EVERY MOUNTAIN AND ALL THAT I CANNOT SEE………..
WHAT CAUSES WORRIES TO CHRISTIANS??? (OR)
WHAT CAUSES ANXIETY????
1. NOW: ……. How will l fulfil my dream?? (Having money, job, houses, clothes etc….
2. TOMORROW: …. What is in tomorrow for me as expectation?? (Luxury things, position, power etc ……
3. FUTURE: …… What does future hold for me?? (To be a successful business, holding onto power in the society etc …..
THE SCRIPTURAL READING:
1. PHIL 4.6-7 …. (Paul talking to Philippians)
2. MAT. 6.25-34 …. (Jesus talking to disciples)
3. LUKE. 8. 5-15 … (Parable of the sower)
Philippians 4:6-7New International Version (NIV)
6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Matthew 6:25-34New International Version (NIV)
Do Not Worry
25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can anyone of you by worrying add a single hour to your life[a]?
28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labour or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendour was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today, and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you-you of little faith? 31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
Luke 8:5-15New King James Version (NKJV)
5 “A sower went out to sow his seed. And as he sowed, some fell by the wayside; and it was trampled down, and the birds of the air devoured it.6 some fell on rock; and as soon as it sprang up, it withered away because it lacked moisture. 7 And some fell among thorns, and the thorns sprang up with it and choked it. 8 But others fell on good ground, sprang up, and yielded a crop a hundredfold.” When He had said these things He cried, “He, who has ears to hear, let him hear!”
The Purpose of Parables
9 Then His disciples asked Him, saying, “What does this parable mean?”
10 And He said, “To you, it has been given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God, but to the rest, it is given in parables, that
‘Seeing they may not see,
And hearing they may not understand.’[a]
The Parable of the Sower Explained
11 “Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God. 12 Those by the wayside are the ones who hear; then the devil comes and takes away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved.13 But the ones on the rock are those who, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, who believe for a while and in time of temptation fall away. 14 Now the ones that fell among thorns are those who, when they have heard, go out and are choked with cares, riches, and pleasures of life, and bring no fruit to maturity. 15 But the ones that fell on the good ground are those who, having heard the word with a noble and good heart, keep it and bear fruit with patience.
WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS OF WORRIES??
1. It can lead to murmuring.
2. It can also lead to complaining.
3. Unbelieve can set in
4. It makes someone to lose focus
5. It weakens believer’s faith
6. It set in unbelieve
7. It destroys destiny.
HOW TO PUT THINGS RIGHT???
1. Make yourself happy
2. Keep believing
3. Keep trusting
4. Remember it is not over until something happened.
HAVE YOU BEEN WAITING UPON GOD FOR BREAKTHROUGHS????
Remember what the book of Isaiah said in lsa. 40.31 that:
Isaiah 40:31New King James Version (NKJV)
31 But those who wait on the LORD
Shall renew their strength;
They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
They shall run and not be weary,
They shall walk and not faint.