Aug 23,2020 | Anxiety: What Does Scripture Say About It?
Dr Phillip J Huggins
August 23, 2020
Guest Speaker at Living Faith Baptist Church, Fombell, PA
To say that I don’t struggle with it is to lie. Some have more of a battle with anxiety than others. For some anxiety is the besetting sin and weight that so easily hinders their running the race. Where do I start? How about a definition?
A. Webster’s Dictionary – A felling of worry, nervousness, or unease about something with an uncertain outcome.
B. Myself – Looking for an answer where there isn’t one
1. Merimna noun - worry concern anxiety - care
Connected with merizow – to draw in different directions, distract, hence signifies that which causes this, a care, especially an anxious care.
On the positive side this word means to care about someone else, to allow another to impact your emotions and thoughts.
On the negative this word means to worry or be anxious, to be concerned.
2. merimanaow verb – to worry, have anxiety, be concerned have a distracting care. In KJV translated take thought 9, careth for 4, careful 2 taking thought 2, care for 1, have care 1
This morning we are going to do a word study of “Anxiety”. What does the Bible say? We will start in Matthew and end in 1 Peter. The goal is to form a conclusion on the Biblical teaching on Anxiety. By the end we will understand what the Bible teaches about anxiety.
ANXIETY IN EVERY DAY DAILY LIFE EVENTS
ANXIETY IN IMPORTANT LIFE ALTERING EVENTS
ANXIETY PREVENTS ONE FROM ACCEPTING CHRIST AS SAVIOR
REPLACE ANXIETY WITH SITTING AT THE LORD’S FEET
AND LISTEN TO HIS TEACHING
REPLACE ANXIETY WITH PRAYER
RIGHTLY PLACED ANXIETY
GOOD TO BE ANXIOUS FOR OTHERS
1 Corinthians 12:21-26– verb
PASTORS ARE ANXIOUS FOR THE CHURCH
WHY PRAY WHEN YOU CAN BE ANXIOUS
WHAT TO DO WITH YOUR ANXIETIES