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City Church Boise Sermons

Dec 10, 2019

Anxiety happens when we see the good things of this world as our source of life. 

Peace happens when we see the ultimate one as our source of life. 



25 “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? 27 And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?[a] 28 And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, 29 yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30 But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? 31 Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

34 “Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

Matthew 6:25-34


  • What good thing have you convinced yourself you must have to be ok? Comfort? Money? Relationship? Opportunity?
  • How much time/energy do you spend thinking about how to get this good thing? How does this compare to the time/energy you spend pursuing the only one who can truly satisfy your soul?
  • How much anxiety do you experience when or because you don't have this good thing? What does this reveal about your belief concerning this good thing?
  • A spiritual exercise: Identify the good thing(s) you're hoping will fill your soul as only the ultimate one can. Admit this to the God who loves you and has proven he wants your best. Then ask God to help you desire and seek him above all else. As you do, watch how your priorities change and anxiety melts away.