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Sermon On The Mount

You Don't Have To Worry

Dr. Warren W. Wiersbe | August 21, 1977

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Pressure is everywhere and touches everyone, whether from work, school, finances, or family. But how does it affect you? How do you handle pressure?

Taking his cue from the Sermon on the Mount, Pastor Wiersbe gives us three lessons about worry, and the cure that can only be found in Jesus.

Don’t be robbed of today by worrying about tomorrow.

Transcripts for Dr. Wiersbe's sermons are forthcoming. Below is an outline of his message.

This section of the Sermon on the Mount deals with the practical sin of worry.

To be anxious means to be pulled apart or strangled.

Everybody has some kind of pressure.

Three practical lessons on worrying:

  • The cause of worry
    • Worry has to do with things.
    • Things themselves are not bad. It is okay to own things, but it is bad for them to own you.
    • If we live for things we will always be disappointed.
    • God made us so we can only be satisfied with Him.
    • Don’t let things take the place of God.
    • The cause of worry is worldliness.
  • The consequences of worry
    • Your heart becomes fearful and troubled when you worry.
    • Your emotions, mind, and will become a slave to worry.
    • Worry cheapens us; it makes us lesser than the birds.
    • We are robbed of today if we worry about tomorrow.
    • Worry robs us of treasure in heaven.
  • The cure of worry
    • Have faith in the God of creation, salvation, and redemption.
    • Sit down on the promises of God.
    • Don’t look to yourself. Trust God’s faithfulness.
    • God is our good and loving Father.
    • Look first to see if you’re doing God’s will.
    • Loving, serving, and glorifying God should be the most important “things” in our life; everything else is added benefits.

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