Part 5: Matthew 6:25-34; Philippians 4:6
Life Group Questions:
- Has there been a sermon in the Unstuck series that you have put into practice? Share a tangible way you are living it out.
- Read Matthew 6:19-21. Who or what has your allegiance right now?
- If we looked at your bank account, would we be able to see your investment in kingdom things? (6:24)
- What things cause you the most worry?
- Share a time in your life when worry was more harmful than helpful.
- Who does 6:32 say worries about clothes, food and drink? Who does it say knows that we need them?
- Talk about a time when you have seen God’s care and provision when you depended on Him? (6:26, 6:28, 6:30)
- How can you apply Matthew 6:34 this week?
- What are some worries in your life that are distracting you from the kingdom of God?
- What does this passage show us about the character of God?
Sermon Notes and Scripture:
19 “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. 20 But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. 22 “The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy, your whole body will be full of light. 23 But if your eyes are unhealthy, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness! 24 “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money. – Matthew 6:19-24
1) WORRY IS MORE HARMFUL THAN HELPFUL. (MATT. 6:25-27)
25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?
2) GOD DOES NOT IGNORE THOSE WHO DEPEND ON HIM. (MATT. 6:28-30)
28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith?
3) WORRYING DISTRACTS FROM KINGDOM LIVING. (MATT. 6:31-34)
31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.