An Antidote To Anxiety


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A practical remedy to anxiety based on an exposition of Philippians 4.

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An Antidote To Anxiety

  1. 1. Thanksgiving: Matthew 6:19-34 An Antidote Philippians 4:3-14 to Anxiety Presented by: Harry L. Morgan, Ph.D.
  2. 2. AN ANALYSIS OF ANXIETY Consequences: 1. Personally: 2. Interpersonally:
  3. 3. Consequences: 1. Personally: Paranoia (παράνοια ) means madness (para = outside; nous = mind).
  4. 4. The word worry comes from the Old English term wyrgan, which means “to choke” or “strangle”.
  5. 5. Consequences: 2. Interpersonally: anxiety contributes to conflict (2-3)
  6. 6. II. AN ANTIDOTE FOR ANXIETY Right Talking Right Thinking Right Living
  7. 7. Right Talking • To Yourself: “Rejoice in the Lord always. . . “ • To Others: “Let your moderation be known to all men” • To God:
  8. 8. To God: Types and let God worry.” of quot;Pray, of Tone Intercession Intercession Martin Luther King • Prayer • Thanksgiving • Supplication
  9. 9. While hadst fainting me I called was of my Thou Iencompassed out cast me Water sacrifice to I will away, Ivery the into the distress to into the deep, Lord, remembered to the withsoul, voice the the Thee answered the Lord;the seas. . . me, greatHe and my and deep engulfed . I heart of prayer. came wrapped . of thanksgiving. . . weeds were to Thee, me. . been expelled have . into Thymy is temple. around holy from Salvation head. .I . from Thy sight. . the Lord.” Those who to the roots descended regard vain idols forsake their . . . of the mountains. faithfulness, but . . .
  10. 10. Said the wild flower to the sparrow: “I should really like to know Why these anxious human beings Rush about and worry so.” Said the sparrow to the wildflower: “Friend, I think that it must be That they have no Heavenly Father, Such as cares for you and me.”
  11. 11. Causes: (Matt. 6:19-34) Wrong Goal Wrong Vision Wrong Master A single goal — treasure in heaven A single vision — God’s purposes A single Master — God, not money (19–24) “life” is psuchē
  12. 12. Right Thinking 1. True: 2. Honest: 3. Just: 4. Pure: 5. Lovely: 6. Good Report:
  13. 13. Right Living “I have learned…to be content.” Philippians 4:11
  14. 14. “…In whatever the circumstances...” Philippians 4:11
  15. 15. “Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men! Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for power equal to your tasks.” Phillips Brooks quot;When the solution is simple, God is answering.quot; Albert Einstein quot;Pray, and let God worry.quot; Martin Luther King