I am suffering from anxiety. - April 22
I am suffering from anxiety. Discussion Guide
When was a time you were nervous? What was it like? What feelings did you have?
What is one thing you learned from this sermon?
How would you define anxiety? What emotions are involved in anxiety?
Which of the Bible characters Shan mentioned who experienced anxiety do you most resonate with? Why?
Have you ever seen someone who experienced anxiety chastised for not having “real faith” in God? What was that experience like? Why is criticizing someone’s faith like that wrong?
Review 1 Kings 18–19.
What does Elijah’s moment of triumph quickly descending into a moment of anxiety tell you about humanity?
How does God help Elijah in this story? What does this tell you about God?
When was a time you experienced anxiety? What was that like? How did you react to that situation?
How can those around you better support you when you go through times of anxiety?
How did Shan suggest we combat anxiety based on Elijah’s story?
Pray Matthew 6:25-26.
“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?
When the concerns of life are more than enough for you, you can find hope in a God who is more than enough for those concerns. To go deeper in your relationship with God and others, here are some next steps for you:
- Attend Welcome to the Creek! This is place where you can find out more information about who we are as a church. This experience occurs the 1st and 3rd weekend of every month in South Room 2 during the 11:00 service.
- Check out other “More Than Enough” resources! If you are looking for additional helps regarding this sermon series, we have created a page on our website to help you navigate the concerns of life. You can find them at thecreek.org/morethanenough.