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Turning Anxiety Over to Jesus

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Learning for Life: 9:30 am
Worship Service: 11:00 am

Bulletin: October 22, 2017

Newsletter: October 2017

Scriptures: Deuteronomy 4:5-14Matthew 5:1-10Matthew 6:19-34


Rev. Joel Russell-MacLean

Have you found God to be demanding or caring?

Jesus’ sermon on the mount has been called idealistic and impossible. This is the same Jesus who said, “my burden is light.” Many great minds have written brilliantly about this sermon and its tensions and complexity and relevance.

I’ll say this.

As I’ve tried to follow Jesus I often end up pretty wide of the mark. But this very striving, with its ups and downs, over time, has taught me I can trust Jesus as my Lord.

Our Father in heaven does know what we need and does provide. We have good reason to tell ourselves not to worry, not to be afraid, and not to be anxious. When we fall short, we can learn, even in that very moment, that we can trust Jesus.

Father, give us:
A heart which treasures heaven,
A body whose eyes let in light,
A will that chooses to love and serve you;
So that we can find peace for today
And trust you to provide what we need for tomorrow.


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