Summary: If we keep our minds and hearts on God, we don’t have to worry about anything.
Seeking the Kingdom of God
June 16, 2013 Morning Service
Immanuel Baptist Church, Wagoner, OK
Message Point: If we keep our minds and hearts on God, we don’t have to worry about anything.
Focus Passage: Matthew 6:19-34
Supplemental Passage: And he said to him, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets." (Matthew 22:37-40 ESV)
Introduction: Worry is faith in the negative, trust in the unpleasant, assurance of disaster and belief in defeat...worry is wasting today's time to clutter up tomorrow's opportunities with yesterday's troubles. A dense fog that covers a seven-city-block area one hundred feet deep is composed of less than one glass of water divided into sixty thousand million drops. Not much is there but it can cripple an entire city. When I don't have anything to worry about, I begin to worry about that. Walter Kelly.
I. Store Heavenly Treasure
a. Earthly treasure is temporary; wealth comes and goes
b. "For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world, and forfeit his soul? (Mark 8:36 NASB)
c. Our hearts are where our treasures are
II. Serve God not Money
a. But those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a snare and many foolish and harmful desires which plunge men into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all sorts of evil, and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs. (1 Timothy 6:9-10 NASB)
b. A person becomes double-minded or has a split allegiance when trying to serve both God and anything else
c. For riches are not forever, Nor does a crown endure to all generations. (Proverbs 27:24 NASB)
III. Set Your Mind on God
a. Seek His Kingdom
b. Seek His Righteousness
c. Let tomorrow take care of itself
d. TODAY seek after God
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