Small Group Discussion Guide
Sermon Series: How To
Sermon Title: How to Worry
Break the Ice:
- Have you ever thought that worry is linked to control?
- Pastor Andy shared that a survey showed that 90% of what we worry about never happens!
Worry is attempting to control what we cannot control! Let’s look at how to release our worry to God.
Bring the Word:
- Read Matthew 6:25
Pastor Andy said, we can stop worrying because . . .
A. Human Life has Immense Value to God
This scripture says this question – ‘Isn’t life more than food, or the body more than clothing”?
What do you think Jesus is communicating here?
Read 1 John 3:1 – What great love has Father God given us?
If God has called us His children, do you and I think that God sees and cares for us?
Read Matthew 6:32 – What does the scripture say your Heavenly Father knows?
What meaning does this have for you and me today?
Truth is – You and I matter to God!
The second reason we should not worry and be anxious about anything or everything is
B. God our Father is the Supreme Provider
Read Matthew 6:26-31
What examples of God’s provision do we see in these verses?
In your own words, explain the meaning of these scripture to personal worry.
Bring it Home:
Truth is: You cannot release worry if you will not release control!
Four Ways to Unshackle Yourself from Worry and Anxiety
Read Matthew 6:33
- Seek God’s Kingdom First
What has to take place in our lives for this to occur?
Read 1 Peter 5:6-7
2. Give Your Cares (Worries) to God
According to v. 6, what must we do before laying our cares before God?
Do you think humbling ones’ self to God is synonymous with releasing control?
3. Talk to God through Prayer
What in your mind is the connection between praying and releasing worry?
4. Give thanks to God in a Spirit of Gratitude
In verse 7., what are we promised when we pray with our petitions and thanksgiving?
Remember – Thanksgiving and worry can’t co-exist!
Where are you not free?
What would it look like for you to release this to God?
Close it out:
What was your one compelling take-a-way for this week’s
How has this study changed your concept of releasing and not worrying?