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Worry and Worship


Sermon Summary


April 8, 2018

Shawn Stinson


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References


Matthew 6:34, Psalm 95


Roadmap


You can go through a trial and bring others along with you, that is life giving.

Or you can go through a trial and bring others with you and its void of God.


Worry: Patterns of thought and behavior that keep us from trusting God, being present with others, and keeping us stagnant in life


How do we worship through our worry? (Psalm 95)


Two reasons:

Vs. 3 For the Lord is a great God

  • God has resources. The depths of the earth. The height of the mountains.
  • The sea. The dry land.
  • He is our maker.


Vs. 7 For He is our God and we are the people of His pasture, the sheep of His hand.

  • Not only is he powerful, God is personal. He is OUR God.
  • God’s glory meets us in our lowliness.


What does the Psalmist say to do?

  • Sing
  • Make a joyful noise
  • Come into his presence with thanksgiving
  • Worship and bow down
  • Kneel before God


These are all positions of submission and trust.

Practice these for correct perspective. Aligning ourselves physically with truth of God spiritually.


Worrying can be testing the Lord. Worry can be dissatisfaction with God’s giving.

Worry can lead to even blaming God for the good things He has given.


Additional scripture:


Exodus 17: 1-3

Numbers 14:1-4

Numbers 13:27-28

Hebrews 3:12


Sending Questions:


  • What is your one thing that you’re worrying about right now?
  • How can you apply the gospel truth to your worry? (Romans 8:32)
  • How can you involve friends/community in your worry so you aren’t isolated?
  • What is God teaching you in this?


Songs


Shepherd of my Soul

Not For a Moment

Carried to The Table

Good Good Father

Always