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January 26, 2021 7:00 am
If you are consuming don't understand don't understand his nature and you don't understand is Providence Dr. Tony Evans spells out God's plan for overcoming anxiety. One last post does not have to be the controlling element celebrating 40 years of faithfulness.
This is the alternative Dr. Tony Abbott authored speaker, senior pastor of Oakland Bible Fellowship Dallas, Texas, president of the alternative. People passing the seed of an accident often can't resist the urge to stare today.
Dr. Evans explains why we often do the same thing with our problems, and reveals how to shift our focus to something healthier, let's turn to Matthew chapter 6. As we join him I swear not to worry. Verse 25, where he verse 31 not worry so not wary there is a command not to worry all too well.
This is something you call sin. Most people do not worry is something that is legit.
Given the circumstances that I am the Lord in this passage gives a command and a couple the command with the statement, all of little faith, you believe I can take you back in company water good for eternity but I'm insufficient well in introducing this section. For this reason, worry for this reason some people read so you can. The reason for this right back up a few verses in verse 22.
This is what he says.
The eye is the lamp of the body. So if your eye is clear your whole body will be full of life.
But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If in the life that is in you with darkness, how great is the darkness no one can serve two masters for 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 God and wealth because one of the big worries of life has to do with resources you want to get all you got to get rid of masks will you down if you got more than one he says if you got something else and control over their mission. All the wiring is to be torn into you got two different masters going into different directions. They will keep you wary because they will keep you one of the reasons why we stay where he is staying divided between he says you cannot serve two masters. You will be wary because you will be divided since you are consumed by wary you don't understand God you don't understand his nature and you don't understand is Providence. You don't understand his priorities in verse 25 he says, I say to you, don't worry about your life what you eat or drink or edge to your body as to what you will put a one is not life more than food and body more than raiment get worried about the wrong thing. You get worried about what you eat. Worry about whether you will get up to eat anything because life is more than food. You are right about food, but you are alive because if you don't have life were about food, so if you have life, you can assume food body is more than raiment the body of morning 12. We were about close new close to one close, so close we were about 12 pieces worry about the word about whether your body is intact to put you on the sleeves when I have discovered is accordance thing of worry is we really don't know.
We dealing with. We have lost all of God.
God is a great person up in the sky somewhere.
We don't know who we dealing with because our view acumen so small we wary when things in our lives that are out of our control. I am not suggesting that life does not get hard. I am not suggesting we all know better than that. Jesus said in John 1633 in this world you will have tribulation for legal battles right over that and say be a Gucci say you just told me I can expect trouble and then you go. Tell me Shira and see when we understand when God allows trouble in trouble. We create trouble that he allows that would create the insecurity that drives us from concerned wary that what he is creating in your situation is an opportunity to see that he's God. So the next time you are tempted to worry. You must now look at that as an opportunity for God to let you see how much God is all put it this way in second Corinthians chapter 1 he said God gave us a great deal of affliction, so we were down to the point where we didn't even know whether we were going to live.
Got that bad, but adds a phrase and he did it so that we could see he is the one who raises the dead. He did it so we can let us he's God knows about all the time. Jesus would leave his disciples into a stolen and a Septembers now, not that we parish sleeping with struggling here, O ye of little faith when Larry is seeping in. That is a call to faith in the midst of the legitimacy of the concern.
So what you do you do verse 32 for the Gentiles eagerly seek all these things for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things when you wary you have now joined the ranks of pagans the Gentiles the nonbelievers the pagans. He says they break bad next mismanage their priorities because they gotta make it happen themselves. They seek basic to control the wife because they are their own thoughts, but you got a daddy. Your heavenly father God gets insulted when we question his capacity, his ability and intentionality, business people, now everyone, every desire he's talking about know you made these things start about the new line.
He says stop being pagans because they fear them, nor daddy but your daddy has also gotta be your master to be good.you can have divided loyalty love Jeremiah 1778 because he says God will keep you from worrying in a drought drought is when it no rain but it will grow.
Drought is when the work stops when the pink slips are being handed out. He says he will keep you from worried in a drought to stop acting like the somebody will have to do. Verse 33 but seek first his kingdom and his righteousness and all these things will be added to you. The key word is first first that some things God can't do okay. God can't send think we all agree God can do that he can't sin. Limitations on those got candy. He can be second KB number two you put them in the back of anything in your life and you just lost him. He's God you can't have God and him number two teaching be second. That's what references to God always for seeking first the kingdom of God love the Lord your God with all your heart, that's the first commandment got first give God the first first first first first first first know how to be sick, and the moment you make him second. He says when you can have the other thing completely. I'm not a number two, God wills you know create universes. Dr. Evans was here at time management secret. Overcoming anxiety return in just a moment.
Stay with his words cannot express my gratitude to God for his faithfulness would've thought it would take in this urban kid out of Baltimore, Maryland given him the opportunity, allowing me to earn a doctorate degree the church ministry that would model what we've been doing nationally and internationally through this ministry that he would build up and give us a staff who are committed to getting this truth out, reaching hundreds of hundreds of thousands of people with the truth of God in all manner of ways. The impact individuals and families and churches and even communities with the worldview of the kingdom agenda manifestations of the comprehensive God of every area of life and I'm certainly grateful for all the friends he's given us to keep us being able to get God's truth into a needy world. I praise God for 40 years of his favor on us as we continue to celebrate God's 40 years of faithfulness to and through the ministry of the urban alternative want to let you know about Tony's new book explores what it takes to turn your life in a whole new direction.
Even if you spent years struggling in the areas of financial responsibility or substance abuse or issues that he's been confronting today like worry and anxiety. You'll be able to discover how to reverse those flaws and failures that you thought were irreversible. The book is called U-turns reversing the consequences in your life and it was designed to perfectly complement Dr. Evans current teaching series for a few more days where bundling the book in all 12 audio messages in the U-turns series on both CD and digital download and sending them to you as our thank you gift when you make a contribution to help continue Tony's ministry. Just visit Tony Evans.org to get the details and make the arrangements and if you want to explore the subject of spiritual turnarounds even further. Or perhaps prepare yourself to lead others in these life-changing truths. Be sure to look into the companion Bible study and DVD kit.
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Again, that's Tony Evans.org or let one of our resource team members help you, day or night at 1-800-800-3222 that's 1-800-800-3222. I'll have her contact information for you again after part two of today's lesson and this is a common and sensitivity in the society to respond, but Dr. Tony Evans says only a biblical response will do. God created the races. He has a consistent work oneness embraced the tax racism at its roots and points of the path toward reconciliation in the community can see the transformation take place. Oneness embraced available email@example.com raises not seeing more of God is he somewhere down the line when we get to him when I have enough time when I have enough money when I have enough patients will have enough this happened that we get around to it later and worry all along the way seeking first primacy priority and the standards of God as your priority and then he closes with this thing and it is because it's so hard to do. He says in verse 34. So do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will take care, of itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. Yeah God you can say all that God okay. We are troubled by the problems of the past. We are troubled by the struggles of the present and we are troubled by the uncertainty of the future. All those and some that we troubled about all three at the same time he says I need to teach you.
The Lord says how to manage time. Most of us are crucified between two things yesterday and tomorrow. Today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday and I know I miss about today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday so yesterday you will learn about today, but you may get it today even though you about it yesterday, which is the tomorrow about yesterday when you will learn about to graduate from worried about tomorrow you get the tomorrow you worried about the next tomorrow. He says when it comes to living.
You have to learn to do it one day at a time limitations 322 and 23. His mercies are new every report of this week is not going to give you tomorrow's mercy today. Today is going to give you for today people and countries you take serious you take Mosley in Iraq and that just glad to make it one more day that can be planned for the future planning for retirement.
God believes in planning the believer planning for the future inheritance and all that but you gotta live today and if God is faithful today.
You got something about. Even if you are unsure about tomorrow. What this means is that you got to hang out with people who go to make the heavenly more important than earthly worry like I knew not what other word you know because it makes them feel better about their wearing worry is like to hang out with people. Worry is the day off so that they feel better about that worry is like the guy on the woman's development of the psychiatrist. She said my husband crazy symbols wrong is a crazy season was wrong. The man thinks he is the chicken the chicken the chicken. When you told me not a chicken now because I need a ceiling to be talking not as crazy as in other words, you need to talk to Phil Duncan come back to deal with going to take you to the spiritual just rehearse what you and you were slaves in the world you worry and some I continue to use that word to do that we would be having this conversation, somebody will take you fire so that you can see that when you have one master and one father and he is first worry does not have to be the controlling element in your life now is when you are tempted to worry as we all are. That is a very natural thing to do when you get laid off from a job they going to raise a question it's going to raise the question in your mind. And yes, there will be concern that is not being condemned here wearing his WebEx concerns now owns you to hear this when ever you are tempted to worry, that is an automatic invitation to play on the spot when he shows up. You got a full invitation in writing to pray. If you don't believe me, all you need to read Philippians 4, six and seven be nothing but with prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God is not a pray in the morning only the prayer when shows up its ugly head just said you have a compensation right now, excuse yourself, go to the restroom close. I just have a mental club is with God that people think you're crazy talking to sell the temptation to Larry. That is the invitation to come to me come with. I want you to give us in the midst of your request and then he says of the God of peace will meet you in that space you are consumed by where he you don't understand God, some 55 $0.22 cash in cans on the Lord and he will sustain you in that place driven says your ability to do that may depend on what you do with one little word and come back to tell us what that is just a moment. First, so I wanted to remind you that you can request your own copy of Tony's current teaching series you turn reversing spiritual consequences.
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Again, that's 1-800-800-3222, the world works overtime to sell as its broken version of sexuality, but tomorrow Dr. Evans will confront what our culture is saying with solid biblical truth as he brings us a message called reversing sexual consequences. Right now though he's back with a final challenge for today is what I want you to do all of us leave us.
We need to change the place we put the beauty we normally do not trust God.
But as you know what I'm going through their I love the Lord nominated bills. I know a table, but but it will throw in the town noticed on the Stratus again, make it but my God said he would meet all my needs according to able to do exceedingly abundantly more than I did have some frustrated you react when you visit you and you celebrating 40 years of generous contributions of listeners like you