Ambition and Anxiety

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Ambition and Anxiety

  1. 1. Ambition and Anxiety Not So Straight A's
  2. 2. "What, Me Worry?" Matthew 6:25 "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 important than food, and the body more important than clothes?"
  3. 3. "What, Me Worry?" Matthew 6:19 "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.
  4. 4. "What, Me Worry?" 20 But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.
  5. 5. "What, Me Worry?" 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
  6. 6. "What, Me Worry?" 22 "The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are good, your whole body will be full of light.
  7. 7. "What, Me Worry?" 23 But if your eyes are bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!
  8. 8. "What, Me Worry?" 24 "No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money."
  9. 9. Secular ambition: material "security" Matthew 6:32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them.
  10. 10. Secular ambition: material "security" Matthew 6:26 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?
  11. 11. Secular ambition: material "security" 27 Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?
  12. 12. Secular ambition: material "security" 28 "And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin.
  13. 13. Secular ambition: material "security" 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.
  14. 14. Secular ambition: material "security" 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, O you of little faith?
  15. 15. Secular ambition: material "security" 31 So do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?'
  16. 16. Secular ambition: material "security" 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them.
  17. 17. Secular ambition: material "security" 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well."
  18. 18. Worry! Matthew 6:25 "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 important than food, and the body more important than clothes?"
  19. 19. Worry! 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?
  20. 20. Worry! 27 Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?
  21. 21. Worry! 28 "And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin.
  22. 22. Worry! 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.
  23. 23. Worry! 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, O you of little faith?
  24. 24. 3 Questions Question #1: "Does this passage mean I don't have to work?" 2 Thessalonians 3:10 For even when we were with you, we gave you this rule: "If a man will not work, he shall not eat."
  25. 25. 3 Questions Question #2: If God promises to feed and clothe His children, why is there starvation?"
  26. 26. 3 Questions Question #3: "Are Christians exempt from trouble'?" Matthew 6:34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
  27. 27. Seek His kingdom and His righteousness Matthew 6:33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well."
  28. 28. Seek His Kingdom and His Righteousness 31 So do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?'
  29. 29. Seek His Kingdom and His Righteousness 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them.
  30. 30. Ambition and Anxiety Not So Straight A's

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