Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Archive for the ‘anxiety’ Category

I think it was providential that three weeks ago we started a mini-series on worrying. Who would have thought this became so relevant.  During a time when many are practicing social distancing, believers must practice spiritual Distancing from Anxiety.

(more…)

Read Full Post »

Quick Devotional on Worry 3

Selected Scriptures

<Establish the Need> We have looked at bad worries but is there such thing as a good worry?

Purpose: We will answer three questions to help us with worrying.

  • Is there a godly kind of “worry?”
  • How do you tell you have ungodly worries?
  • How do you tell you have godly worries?

(more…)

Read Full Post »

Quick Devotional on Worry 2

1 Peter 5:7

casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you

<Establish the Need> What do you worry about during the week?  This passage addresses the problem of worrying.

Purpose: We will answer three questions to help us with worrying.

  • What is anxiety?
  • What do we need to do with anxiety?
  • Why should you handle your anxiety biblically?

(more…)

Read Full Post »

Note: I want to return to this some day to a study on Matthew 6 but here’s the study for tonight.

Quick Devotional on Worry

Matthew 6:25-34

 

Establishing the need: What do you worry about during the week?  This passage addresses the problem of worrying.  We can worry a lot about life, work, relationship and marriage.  We also worry about not having work, relationship and marriage.  Yet Jesus tells us not to worry in the beginning of this paragraph (v.25) and at the end of the paragraph (v.34); yet how should we not worry?

Purpose: Two helpful practices in dealing with the worries in our lives:

  • Asking the right questions
  • Looking at the world through Jesus’ eyes

(more…)

Read Full Post »

Philip De Courcy. Help! I’m Anxious. Wapwallopen, PA: Shepherd Press, December 3rd 2018. 64 pp.

5 out of 5

Purchase: Amazon

Are you struggling with anxiety?  This booklet is a helpful biblical counseling booklet addressing the topic of being anxious.  It is a part of Shepherd Press’ “Lifeline Mini-books” series.  Having this as an evening devotional with my wife I found this particular title edifying and helpful and in the near future I want to explore other titles in this series.  Author and preacher Philip De Courcy did a good job with this one!  I also plan to use this as a recommended resource for my pastoral counseling ministry.

(more…)

Read Full Post »

David A. Powlison.  Overcoming Anxiety: Relief for Worried People.  Greensboro, NC: New Growth  Press, December 17th 2012. 16 pp.

5 out of 5

Purchase: Westminster Amazon

This was a helpful and edifying booklet.  I do enjoy these biblical counseling “minibooks” since they pack so much good contents in so little space.  It is biblical, practical and Gospel driven.  While individual titles may vary in terms of how good it is, this particular title on anxiety authored by David Powlison has not only proven to be personally helpful but also serve as a helpful resources for biblical counselors, pastors, disciplers and peer to peer Christian accountability and fellowship going over the issue of anxiety and worrying.  Relatively inexpensive, you get your bang for your buck.

(more…)

Read Full Post »

Cg5K_NaW4AAFRnw

In another forum online someone asked the following question:

What are some good scriptures that can help through depression anxiety and other issues? I have a lot of these issues and sometimes I find it hard to find the right things to calm me down.

Personally Matthew 6 have been very helpful for me in my own life.  Specifically Matthew 6:25-34.  Here’s my quick thoughts and expanded from the original comment.  Perhaps it might be helpful for others on WordPress and Social Media as well.

(more…)

Read Full Post »