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Summary: Three steps to worry free living. ❶ Watch Your Passions ❷ Know There Will Be Problems ❸ Seek His Purpose

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- In a 2005 message entitled, “What Katrina Can Teach Us,” Max Lucado stated, “We were barely into the new millennium

- Towers falling in NYC & planes crashing into the Pentagon & the PA farmland.

- Bombs over Baghdad

- The tsunami – a roaring wave that sucked life & innocence out to sea.

TODAY

- Forest fires have devastated the west

- Communities along the Mississippi are suffer under it’s mighty waters

- Average price of gas $4:00 expecting $5:00 by July 4th

- Crude oil doubles what it was a year ago

- Unemployment rises for the 5th straight month

- Highest in 20 years

- Tough times translates to the personal

- One women has given up buying meat & milk because she can’t afford either

- Contentment is learned, not earned as a result of things that money can buy

- How we are not to worry

- You got to be kidding Lord

- How do we not worry?

- Don’t you see the day we are in?

- There are bills to pay, mortgage is due

- My job is on the line

- Price for food & clothing is way up

- (Oh, Oh that’s in v. 25)

- There is not enough money for all that we need

- Not worrying does not come naturally

- My first response is to worry

- Jesus knows this

01 How to Live Worry Free.

❶. Watch Your Passions

- We feel it is hopeless

- How do we deal with these feelings

- I live according to what I believe

Matthew 6:24KJV

24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

- End of the Sermon of the Mount

- Mt 7: 24-27 Two verses

- “Whosoever heareth these saying of mine, and doeth them I will liken him unto ..... either to wise or foolish

Matthew 7:28-29KJV

28 And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at his doctrine: 29 For he taught them as one having authority ....

Heb 11:6But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him

Revelation 1:3KJV

3 Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand.

Revelation 22:7KJV

7 Behold, I come quickly: blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book.

Revelation 22:14KJV

14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.

- We are not living according to what we believe

- Prov 23:7 For as he thinketh in his heart so is he ....

- Live according to who you really are

- Acts 16:31 .... Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved ...

- Not feel save but BE saved

- We may not be able for awhile change how we feel

- But we can change how we think

❷. Know There Will Be Problems

- Thought 6x in this passage

- Worry, Anxious, Trouble

- Complaints

- Israel gripes of not having water or food

- Manna in the wilderness

- Water from the rock

- Defeat of their enemies

- Quail from the dessert

Num 11

- A whole month of chicken fell for 600,000 men plus women & children


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