Summary: Sermon teaches biblical principals on not worrying - Some notes taken from other sermons on Sermon Central.
Mark 4 The sower sows the word.
Some heard, immediately Satan came and took the word which had been sown in them.
Some heard, that had -- no firm root in themselves, when affliction or persecution arises because of the word, immediately they fall away.
“And others -- seed was sown among the thorns; the worries (cares) of the world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the desires for other things enter in and choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful.
The Care of life is a thief: of the Word,
Care will steal the Word only if you allow
CARES will enter into your life.
You must stay alert, and not allow it in.
Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous fall.
1 Peter 5:5-11 (NKJV)
5 Likewise you younger people, submit yourselves to your elders. Yes, all of you be submissive to one another, and be clothed with humility, for "God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble."
6 Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, (humility and submissive..you can't do it)
7 casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.
8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.
9 Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world.
10 But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you.
11 To Him be the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen.
Using 1 Peter 5:7 - as a text
1 Peter 5:7 - casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.
1 Peter 5:7 (AMP)
7 Casting the whole of your care [all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares for you affectionately and cares about you watchfully.
1 Peter 5:7 - casting all your care
the word “CARE” in the Greek = “merimna”
“merimna” - carries the idea of a dis-traction or care
(something that causes concern or uneasiness).
1. God tells us to “CAST” our cares on Him.
“CAST” = to fling something away, usually with force.
This involves an action on our part.
Not a passive approach to dealing with cares.
2. God tells us to cast “ALL” our cares on Him.
the whole of your care [all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns,
Not only ...the small or large things, but all things.
once and for all
Many people get themselves in trouble when they try to pick and choose which things they can handle on their own.
3. God says to cast “YOUR” cares on Him.
These are the things that weigh us down
and concern and sometimes overwhelm us.
He makes it very personal.
AMP~ Casting the whole of your care [all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares for you affectionately and cares about you watchfully.
Here are more instructions that includes prayer.
Philippians 4:6 (NKJV)
6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God;
Philippians 4:6 (AMP)
6 Do not fret or have any anxiety about anything, but in every circumstance and in everything, by prayer and petition (definite requests), with thanksgiving, continue to make your wants known to God.
About 20 years ago
I was in a job that had a lot of stress/pressure.
I was a Christian
I tithed ~ maybe tithe sometimes ~ when I had money
I was worried……..
Better sales ~ STORY
I WAS SICK
Chest pains ~ stress?
Chronic heart burn.
Developing arthritis in my hands.
Praise God all my needs are met and I’m headed
ONE DAY ~ in my car
I PRAYED ~ LORD
THE CARES OF LIFE
THE BURDENS THAT ARE ON ME
I CAN’T CARRY THEM ANT MORE!!!!!
I PRAYED ~ LORD
I can TAKE some OF THESE BURDENS
I CAN ONLY CARRY some OF THEM
OR ~ GIVE ME THE GRACE TO CARRY ALL THEM
In my car ~ He said ~ Cast all your care upon me; because for you.
I meditated about three days on this ~
I decided it was Too hard ~
I can't do it!!!!
I said ~ “I can’t go without worrying.” ~
“I can’t trust you”
THANK GOD ~ He was persistent
I was bound by worry!!!!!
I thought worrying was the thing to do ~