This morning I was given the honor and privilege to stand in my pastors’ pulpit. This sermon about anxiety is theological, practical, and very personal.
Sermon Title: “Anxiety: It’s NOT Something You Have; It’s Something You Do.
Text: Philippians 4:4-7
Excerpt: God does not command His people to flee from or repent of illnesses, diseases, maladies, disorders, and the like. God never tells us to repent of our cuts, colds, cancers, bruises, benign ailments, or bacterial infections.
But he most certainly does call us, command us to stop sinning against Him. And, according to His Word, if we love Him, we will live to please Him, trusting in and counting on His grace and mercy when we fall short of His glory.
If you’re anxious, brothers and sisters, you’re not sick. You’re sinning. And God commands you to stop it.
Closing Thought: Like all of the world’s problems, as well as the problems in our own hearts and minds, the answers are not to be found in legislation, education, or medication. Rather, they are to be found in reconciliation—the reconciliation of man to God, through faith in Jesus Christ. Solving the problem of the sin of anxiety is no different. Jesus Christ has not only freed His people from the penalty of sin, but He has also freed His people from the power of sin—including the sin of anxiety.
Everything you need to stop being anxious is found in Christ and in His Word.
Believe Him. Trust Him. Obey Him. If you are anxious, whether you are saved or unsaved, repent and believe the gospel.
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