Life Church August 15th

Life Church August 15th
Pastor John Siebeling
Get That Monkey Off Your Back
Week One – The Monkey of Worry

Proverbs 12:25 – Hebrews 12:1 – Our society is driven by worry. However, 95% of our worries are baseless and will never happen. A little anxiety is good, because it encourages us to act, but most of the time worry becomes a negative stronghold. Worry is a choice which becomes a habit.

Negative Results of Worry – Matthew 6:25-32

  1. Worry can cause us to focus on the wrong thing, majoring in minors and minoring in majors. The tendency when worrying is to focus on ourselves.
  2. Worry can choke the life of God inside us. Worry comes from a word meaning choke. Don’t have the Word strangled by thorns of worry, because if you do you will not produce fruit in your life.
  3. Worry can cause us to doubt what God will do in our lives. It can distract us.
  4. Worry can dominate our life, our thoughts, control our thinking.

How To Get this Monkey off our Back? – Matthew 6:33

  1. Put God First – When we put God first, Jesus said He would take care of everything else, in your money, in your relationships, etc.
  2. Philippians 4:6-7 – Pray about everything! Tell God what you need AND thank Him for all He has done. THEN you will experience God’s peace! Peace is the fruit of a worry free life.


~ by thoughtriver on September 11, 2009.

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