anxiety

Messages about anxiety

10/04

Dancing with anxiety

Speaker: Dave Musser
Topics: anxiety, Peace, presence

Today in Scripture, we meet a woman who danced with anxiety. We watch her, with eyes focused on Jesus, overcome her anxiety as she, with fear and trembling, shares her testimony in front of a large crowd. Let us draw strength from her example as we face anxiety in our own lives.  Text: Mark 5:21-34

05/17

Minding My Mind

Speaker: Al Stoltzfus
Topics: anxiety, clinging to Christ, mind, sufficiency of Jesus, thought life

Anxiety is a very real emotion. Jesus himself experienced anxiety as he anticipated the cross (see Matt. 26:37-38). As followers of Jesus, we are called to love God with all of our minds. This is not about “trying harder” to think good thoughts, but rather it is”clinging tighter” as we learn to trust God in our thought-life and with our anxieties and fears.  Text: Philippians 4:8; Matthew 26:37-38; 6:25-34; John 15:1-8

05/03

Prayer, Not Despair

Speaker: Rodney Horst
Topics: anxiety, prayer

How has the current health crisis affected you? Has it raised your anxiety level? In Philippians 4:6 the Apostle Paul provides a road map out of the valley of fret, worry and anxiety. This involves prayer, petition and presenting our specific requests to God with thanksgiving. It involves acknowledging God’s Sovereignty and counting the blessings we have already been given.  Text: Philippians 4:4-8

04/26

Contagious Calm

Speaker: Brian Martin
Topics: anxiety, gentleness, stress, weakness

In the midst of anxiety and stress, a calm and gentle spirit can be hard to find. In “Be Anxious for Nothing” part 2 of 5, consider how a gentle attribute is not only achievable, but becomes a contagious extension of a Christ-centered witness.  Text: Philippians 4:4-8

 

 

04/19

Rejoice Always, Really?

Speaker: Al Stoltzfus
Topics: anxiety, joy, nearness of God, Trust

The Covid-19 pandemic has us social isolating with no clear end in sight. Those unable to work are feeling stressed, those who are working–especially on the front lines in health care–are also stressed, but for very different reasons. As followers of Jesus we need more than ever to know that God is near. Because we are “in the Lord” we can rejoice. Really!  Text: Philippians 4: 4-9

01/26

Why do you worry? Stewarding joy and energy

Speaker: Brian Martin
Topics: anxiety, joy, Life, worry

Worry is a thief which delights in robbing Christ-followers of joy and energy. Jesus asks his audience a pointed spiritual question, “Why do you worry?” It takes courage to genuinely hear this question. Consider how Jesus gives a freeing perspective over the stronghold of worry.  Text: Matthew 5:24-34