THE NOT COMMANDMENTS--PART IV
SERMON TITLE: WORRY NOT
SERMON THEME: DON'T WORRY, IT CAN'T HELP YOU
SERMON TEXT: MATTHEW 6:25-27

DO NOT WORRY ABOUT TOMORROW BECAUSE GOD IS ALREADY THERE.

 I PETER 5:6-7

Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

 

WORRY REVEALS A LACK OF FAITH AND TRUST IN GOD

I) DON'T WORRY BECAUSE GOD IS YOUR CREATOR WHO HOLDS ALL  AUTHORITY.

MATTHEW 6:25
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?

 

II CORINTHIANS 4:18
18 So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

 

II) DON'T WORRY BECAUSE GOD LOVES YOU.

MATTHEW 6:26-30
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 any one 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 labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor 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?

 

III) DON'T WORRY BECAUSE GOD KNOWS WHAT YOU NEED.

MATTHEW 6:31-32
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.

 

 

EXODUS 16:15-20
15 When the Israelites saw it, they said to each other, “What is it?” For they did not know what it was.
Moses said to them, “It is the bread the Lord has given you to eat. 16 This is what the Lord has commanded: ‘Everyone is to gather as much as they need. Take an omer[a] for each person you have in your tent.’”
17 The Israelites did as they were told; some gathered much, some little. 18 And when they measured it by the omer, the one who gathered much did not have too much, and the one who gathered little did not have too little. Everyone had gathered just as much as they needed.
19 Then Moses said to them, “No one is to keep any of it until morning.”
20 However, some of them paid no attention to Moses; they kept part of it until morning, but it was full of maggots and began to smell. So Moses was angry with them.

 

 PROVERBS 3:5-6
Trust in the Lord with all your heart
    and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him,
    and he will make your paths straight.

IV) DON'T WORRY BECAUSE GOD HELPS YOU GROW IN YOUR SPIRITUAL
      MATURITY.

MATTHEW 6:33-34
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.

 

JOHN 14:1;27
 “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me.”

27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

 

CONCLUSION: IF YOU CAN GET AHEAD OF WORRY, YOU CAN USUALLY STAY AHEAD OF WORRY.

PHILIPPIANS 4:6-7
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.