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Why Should I Worry?

March 6, 2016 Speaker: Pastor Scott Oas Series: The Lord's Prayer

Topic: Easter Verse: Philippians 4:6

THE LORD’S PRAYER
“Why Should I Worry?”

Pastor Scott Oas | 03.06.16

“Don’t worry about anything; instead pray about everything; tell god your needs.” - Philippians 4:6 (LB)

“This, then, is how you should pray: ‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.’” - Matthew 6:9-13

          This daily bread addresses the present.
          Forgive our sins addresses the past.
          Lead us not into temptation speaks to the future.


1. Ask for God’s assistance.

Give us today our daily bread.” - Matthew 6:11
“. . . You do not have because you do not ask God.” - James 4:2

God is my source:

  • Source of Wisdom (Psalms 36:9)
  • Source of Strength (Isaiah 40:29)
  • Source of Happiness (Psalms 43:4)
  • Source of Hope (Romans 15:13)
  • Source of Peace (Romans 15:33)
  • Source of Patience (Psalms 103:8)
  • Source of Salvation (Hebrews 5:9)
  • Source of Encouragement (Romans 15:5)

2. Remember God’s resources.

“Give us today our daily bread.” - Matthew 6:11
“God will supply all that you ever need from his glorious resources in Christ Jesus.” - Philippians 4:19 (Ph)
“Don’t worry at all about having enough food and clothing... our heavenly Father already knows perfectly well that you need them, and He will give them to you if you give him first place in your life...” - Matthew 6:32-33 (LB)

3. Trust God’s timing.

“Give us today our daily bread.” - Matthew 6:11
“Don’t be anxious about tomorrow. God will take care of your tomorrow too. Live one day at a time.” - Matthew 6:34 (LB)
“Each day has enough trouble of its own!” - Matthew 6:34 (NIV)
“Praise the Lord... who DAILY bears our burdens.” - Psalms 68:19


GOING DEEPER

SCRIPTURE READING: Matthew 6:9-13, Philippians 4:6

GETTING STARTED:

Do you think you worry more about the future or the past, why is that?
Can you remember something you worried about and then it never occurred? How did it make you feel?

A CLOSER LOOK

“Give us today our daily bread” - Matthew 6:11

This is the first “request” of God in the prayer. What comes before this request? What is significant about the order?
God is the source of all life. (Numbers 16:32)

How do these verse convey that God is the source of:

Wisdom (Ps. 36:9)
Strength (Isa. 48:5)
Happiness (Psalms 43:4)
Hope (Romans 15:13)
Peace (Romans 15:33)
Patience (Psalms 103:8)
Salvation (Hebrews 5:9)
Encouragement (Romans 15:5)

Read Philippians 4:19 & Matthew 6:32-33.
What are the resources that God promises to us?
What should we remember from them about dealing with worry in our lives?

"Don't be anxious about tomorrow. God will take care of your tomorrow too. Live one day at a time." Matt. 6:34 (LB)

What is god trying to teach us about His timing in this verse?

DIGGING DEEPER

If God gave you everything you need for the rest of your life all at once, how often do you think you’d come and talk with Him? Why is the concept of “daily bread” so vital to our understanding of our greater relationship with God?

Reminder: Here is the antidote to worry- Pray and live one day at a time.

“Praise the Lord who daily bears our burdens.” - Psalms 68:19

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