Our sermon series and growth groups will be studying a new book by author Max Lucado, Anxious for Nothing. Groups meet on Sundays at 10:00 AM, Tuesdays at 9:15 AM, and Wednesdays at 4:15 and 6:00 PM and will start this topic the second week of January.
Anxiety is at an all time high, but there is a prescription for dealing with it. Max Lucado invites readers into a study of Philippians 4:6-7 where the apostle Paul admonishes the followers of Christ, “Do not be anxious about anything…” A s Lucado states, the apostle Paul seems to leave little leeway here. “Be anxious for nothing. Nada. Zilch. Zero.”
What’s he suggesting? That we should literally be anxious for absolutely nothing? Not quite Lucado says, “The presence of anxiety is unavoidable , but the prison of anxiety is optional. It’s the life of perpetual anxiety that Paul wants to address. Don’t let anything in life leave you perpetually in angst.”