Hope For the Anxious Heart (Matthew 6:25-34)

Key Idea: Hope for the anxious heart comes when we identify it, expose it, and fight it with our faith in Christ. Truth #1: Identify It – (v. 25) Defining anxiety: “To draw in different directions or distract. To be anxious, then, means to have a distracting care—to have our minds and hearts torn between two worlds. Anxious cares are typically tied to our earthly lives and are most often temporal, not eternal.” Paul Tautges Three Categories We Worry About Money and Possessions Death, Pain, and Suffering People and Their Judgments Truth #2:......

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Faithfulness During Political Divisiveness (Matthew 22:15-22) - Part 1

Key idea – We live faithfully in politics by living faithfully for Christ I. Live in Truth A. Recognize that the culture offers a faulty version of reality B. Recognize biases in the presentation of facts (both “liberal” and “conservative”) C. Recognize the complexity of the issues at stake D. Recognize the difference between “straight-line” and “jagged-line” issues II. Live out Love A. Think more highly of people, than your opinions B. See others as people to love, not political views to loathe C. See your judgmentalism as a greater sin than others’......

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A Thrill of Hope (Matthew 1:1-17)

Key Idea:  Three ways the Christmas story provides real hope Hope for outsiders cultural outsiders social outsiders Hope for sinners Hope for sufferers The faithfulness of God’s plan The fullness of God’s plan...

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