Springboarding off of the Apostle Paul’s life focus, clearly expressed in 1 Corinthians 2:2, Pastor Greg launched an “open-ended” message series on January 12th, 2020 – focusing on “Just Jesus.” He is walking us through the entire New Testament, pulling passages from the Old Testament for context, and keep us focused throughout the year on “Just Jesus.” This week Pastor G preaches a message on Matthew 6:25-21. Jesus tells us not to worry about basic needs in life like food and clothing. He tells us to trust God and He tells us why.
For I determined to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ, and Him crucified. ~ 1 Corinthians 2:2
Here’s a little song I wrote! You might want to sing it note for note!
Don’t worry, be happy! In every life we have some trouble!
But when you worry you make it double! Don’t worry, be happy!
Therefore, I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink, or about your body, what you will wear. Isn’t there more to life than food and more to the body than clothing? ~ Matthew 6:25
Look at the birds in the sky: They do not sow, or reap, or gather into barns, yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Aren’t you more valuable than they are? And which of you by worrying can add even one hour to his life? ~ Matthew 6:26-27
Why do you worry about clothing? Think about how the flowers of the field grow; they do not work or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his glory was clothed like one of these! And if this is how God clothes the wild grass, which is here today and tomorrow is tossed into the fire to heat the oven, won’t He clothe you even more, you people of little faith?
~ Matthew 6:28-30
So then, don’t worry saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear?’
For the Gentiles pursue these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. ~ Matthew 6:31-32
Yahweh-Yireh means God our provider or “The Lord Who Provides.”
El Shaddai means God, the all-sufficient one, in Hebrew it carries with it the imagery of a mother’s breastmilk providing all the nourishment her baby needs.