Message Series: NO MATTER WHAT
Message: Fear Is A Liar
The fear of a thing is often worse than the thing. And fear, as we often sing along to on Christian radio, fear, he is a liar. COVID-19 is a dangerous disease. It’s spreading, it will continue to spread. People will continue to get sick, and unfortunately, some will die.
What’s the lie then?
-First, the unforeseen future.
-Secondly, that God is not in control.
Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? 28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? 31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
What does bravery look like?
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And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
What good has already come out of this?
Timothy Keller once said that you can tell if something is an idol for you by how you respond when it’s taken away. Wow, we really love our toilet paper, yes? Is my personal security an idol? Is my comfort my idol? Is my certainty that tomorrow is going to be a good day an idol?
This is a great growth opportunity for our faith. We will get through this. We will be okay, and we’ll never be the same.
It’s time to pray harder and work harder