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Anxious for Nothing
Session 1 - Rejoice in the Lord Always

  • Verse of the Week:
    Philippians 4:4 Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice!

    Other Scriptures:
    Psalm 56:3
    Matthew 6:25-34
    1 Peter 5:6-8
    2 Corinthians 11:23-28
    2 Corinthians 12:1-10
    Habakkuk 3:17-19
    Isaiah 45:9-12
  • This Week's Companion Reading: Anxious for Nothing Chapters 1-4
  • Next Week: Session Two - Let Your Gentleness Be Evident to All

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Opening Reflection

We can't run the world, but we can entrust it to God. Peace is within reach, not for lack of problems, but for the presence of a soverign Lord. Rather than rehearse the chaos of the world, we can choose to rejoice in the Lord's sovereignty. ~ Max 

“Rejoice in the Lord always.” (Phil 4:4). Always? How are we supposed to do that with the pain and anxiety of life?

In this session, we will see that rejoicing in the Lord does not mean we are in a constant state of excitement. We don’t have to carry a guitar around and sing worship songs all day. It’s not about plastering on a fake smile as we walk through a dark time. No, rejoicing in the Lord always is about a deep remembering.

Remembering that the Lord is here, always.
Remembering that the Lord is in control, always.
Remembering that the Lord is not only the giver of your day but also the ordainer of every minute inside of it, always.
Remembering that amidst the pressures, pain, and anxiety in life, he is sovereign, always.

As we remember, I have an inkling we may discover the carefree child we used to be. Laughing a lot more. Learning a lot more. And not forgetting who is with us through it all.

~ Max

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