Experiment- Same Message?

13 Apr

Series: The Voice of Truth

Sermon Title: The Truth About Worry

Sermon in a Sentence: Worry in our life can paralyze us, and keep us from God’s will in our lives

Bible Verses Use: Philippians 4:6-7, 1 Peter 5:7, Luke 5:16, Matthew 6:32-33, Philippians 4:19, John 14:27-28, 1 Corinthians 4:20,

Youth Leaders: Have you tried something similar? Would love to hear from you!

Parents: This was the first weekend that we are teaching the same message as the adults are learning. The idea is we want to create conversations at the family level. Too many times when I ask my own children,”What did you learn today?” I get the answer many parents do. “Nothing” or “We learned about God” So we thought we would try an experiment, teach the students the same lesson the adults learn, BUT with a twist. From a student perspective. The fill ins are the same, the scriptures are the same, but the delivery is different.

Message: As a believer worry has no place in our lives. The bible says we are to pray about everything, and worry about nothing. Our heavenly Father has our backs as we follow Him. We are to give Him our worries, in another version it says cast your worries. I have never really liked the idea of casting your worries on God. As a fishermen, once you cast, you reel back in. So many of us do that with our worries, we cast them to God. God take this, you are in control, I surrender it to you….and then we reel those worries right back in. I like the idea of giving our worries to God. When you give something, unless you are weird, you don’t ask for it back. So give your worries to Him.

For those checking out God, worry can do damage to you also. It can paralyze you, make you physically, emotionally, and mentally sick. Have you ever worried about something so much that you felt physically ill? That test, or that game, and all you wanted to do was crawl back into bed and wait for tomorrow? God offers a peace that the world can not offer.  He wants to take that worry from you, and give you a full life.

Weekend Scale of Difficulty: 6 out of 10

OV Attendance: 37 Guests: 3 Attendance was down this weekend all around, but the lesson was well received

CR Attendance: 8 Guests: 0

Grade: B

Favorite Moment: A couple of students came and asked questions at the end. Awesome to know that they are listening, processing, and sometimes challenging what they are being taught.

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