Anxiety and Prayer


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Pastor Deric begins a brand new series “Your 100 Day Prayer” with a sermon entitled “Anxiety and Prayer” from Matthew 6:25-34

Questions:
Matthew 6:25-34
Ice Breaker: Glass half full or glass half empty. We all know people who are natural optimists and others who are natural pessimists. Some folks are just naturally positive and upbeat and others are more likely to point out the problems and the downside.

So. What about you? Is the glass half full or half empty?

1. What would be the fundamental problem regarding a ‘Christian state of mind’ that is rooted in anxiousness? (v.25)

2. What logical reasoning is Jesus using to convince His followers? (vv.26-27) (Psalm 147:9)

3. How has the world around us affected our mindset and our pursuits in life? (vv.30-32) (also see Matt 16:8-10; 17:19-20)

4. Draw a vertical line down the middle of your page. On one side describe a life of anxiousness and on the other, a life of confidence. Which side might you be more naturally drawn to?

5. What then, is the answer to worry in life?

“Jesus wants your obedience over your sacrifice. In other words, He wants you, not what you have to offer.”- Timothy Keller