The Battlefield in Your Mind (Philippians 4:8-9)

Martin Luther has been quoted as saying, “While you cannot prevent birds from flying over your head, you can prevent them from building a nest in your hair.” You will never have a joyful, enduring faith if you surrender the fight raging on the battlefield in your mind. Far too many Christians have let theContinue reading “The Battlefield in Your Mind (Philippians 4:8-9)”

The Cure for Worry (Philippians 4:2-7)

This time last year, during our Sermon Series on the Sermon on the Mount, we discussed “The Cure for Anxiety”. We learned: God hasn’t told you that you have nothing to worry about; He told you that there is nothing you should worry about. While there are a lot of things you can worry about,Continue reading “The Cure for Worry (Philippians 4:2-7)”

The Cure for Anxiety (Matthew 6:25-34)

God hasn’t told you that you have nothing to worry about; He told you that you shouldn’t worry about anything (John 14:1). Let me explain. There are a lot of things in this world that you can worry about. You can worry about your job, family, marriage, taxes, etc. Nowhere in the Bible does GodContinue reading “The Cure for Anxiety (Matthew 6:25-34)”

The Folly of Impatience (Genesis 16)

Will Rogers once said, “If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.” How do you know if your decisions are helping to solve your problems or if they are simply making them worse? If we find ourselves in a difficult situation, we must not make the situation worse by making foolish decisions. So, howContinue reading “The Folly of Impatience (Genesis 16)”

Help for a Mother’s Anxious Heart (Philippians 4:6-7)

Today, the second Sunday in May, is a day set aside by former President Woodrow Wilson “as a public expression of our love and reverence for the mothers of our country.”  For some women this is a very joyful day filled with the laughter and fun of family and friends.  For others, today may beContinue reading “Help for a Mother’s Anxious Heart (Philippians 4:6-7)”

Help for a Mother’s Anxious Heart (Philippians 4:6-7)

Today, the second Sunday in May, is a day set aside by former President Woodrow Wilson “as a public expression of our love and reverence for the mothers of our country.”  For some women here, this is a very joyful day filled with the laughter and fun of family and friends.  For others, today mayContinue reading “Help for a Mother’s Anxious Heart (Philippians 4:6-7)”

Be Ready (Luke 12:35-48)

About a month ago, I noticed one day that a Tornado Watch was issued for most of Southeast Missouri.  I did not think much of it at the time because I have found that Tornado Watches are very common in Southeast Missouri.  Later that night, when the wind began to blow very hard, I quickly turnedContinue reading “Be Ready (Luke 12:35-48)”

Do Not be Anxious (Luke 12:22-34)

The Bible is clear that the new heavens and new earth will be phenomenal.  Most likely those of us who are Christians here today know that our salvation through Christ has eternal benefits in the life to come.  But does that mean our salvation is only beneficial for the life to come and not beneficialContinue reading “Do Not be Anxious (Luke 12:22-34)”