SERMON – Matthew 6:19-34 – The King’s Sermon (Part 5) – A Cure for Worry

 

Matthew 6:19-34 - The King's Speech (Part 5)

A Cure for Worry

Preached by Andrew Ruth

"Pagans worry about such things..."

Jesus diagnoses our worry as a spiritual problem, based in a misunderstanding about how much God loves us and provides for us. When we don't understand the good news of Jesus, we store up treasures and when our trust is in wealth, we cannot help but worry. 

SERMON – Matthew 6:1-18 – The King’s Speech – Lost Treasures and Their Hidden Rewards

 

Matthew 6:1-18 - The King's Speech (Part 4)

Lost Treasures and Their Hidden Rewards

Preached by Andrew Ruth

In this sermon we discuss the lost treasures of the spiritual disciplines, especially alms, prayer, and fasting. Jesus assumed we would do these things, and we see in Acts 15, that when the church at Antioch did this things, God gave them a mission and a willingness that changed the world. We fast and pray because we want God to use Oakland like he used Antioch, to start a missionary movement that rocks the world and spreads the gospel to people not yet aware of Jesus' love and saving death.

Weekly Bible Reading Plan – July 19 – July 26

Matt 6.19-34 - Reading Slide - The Kings Speech (part 5)

 Questions to Guide You:

  1. Which verse in Matthew 6:19-34 grabs your attention? Which verse will you memorize?
  2. What does it look like to store up treasures on earth? In heaven? How can you better treasure Jesus this week?
  3. How are worry and faith related? How are money and worry spiritual problems? What does worry reveal about us and our relationships?
  4. Why do Matthew and Hebrews tell us not to worry and not to love money? How do you know when you’re in love with money?
  5. Americans are among the top 10% of wealthiest people on the planet, so we should pay attention to what the Bible tells “rich” people. What does Timothy tell the “rich” people in the church? What about James? Why the different approaches?
  6. How can you be a better rich person in the world and in the church?
  7. Both Proverbs 23 and Psalm 127, worn us about wearing ourselves out, how are you feeling right now? You are especially vulnerable to temptation when exhausted, so how can you rest and savor God’s goodness this week?

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