If I Could Talk to the Sparrow SERIES: How to Stay Cool When Life Becomes a Zoo

Matthew 6:25-35 NIV
25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your
life, what you will eat or drink; or about your
body, what you will wear. Is not life more
important than food, and the body more
important than clothes?
26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow
or reap or store away in barns, and yet your
heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not
much more valuable than they?
27 Who of you by worrying can add a single
hour to his life?
28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See
how the lilies of the field grow. They do not
labor or spin.
29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his
splendor was dressed like one of these.
30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the
field, which is here today and tomorrow is
thrown into the fire, will he not much more
clothe you, O you of little faith?
31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’
or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we
32 For the pagans run after all these things, and
your heavenly Father knows that you need
33 But seek first his kingdom and his
righteousness, and all these things will be
given to you as well.
34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for
tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has
enough trouble of its own.
Matthew 10:29 NIV – Are not two sparrows sold
for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the
ground apart from the will of your Father.
Worry ruins our:
• __________ health
Luke 21:26 NIV – Men will faint from terror, apprehensive
of what is coming on the world, for the heavenly bodies
will be shaken.
• __________ stability
• __________ testimony
Matthew 13:22 NIV – The one who received the seed
that fell among the thorns is the man who hears the
word, but the worries of this life and the deceitfulness of
wealth choke it, making it unfruitful.
Worry is not:
1. C__________ living
Luke 14:28 NIV – Suppose one of you wants to build a
tower. Will he not first sit down and estimate the cost to
see if he has enough money to complete it?
2. C__________ living
3. C__________ living
I. The C__________ of Worry
Things worry is caused by:
1. __________ circumstances
2. __________ imagination
II. The C__________ of Worry
a. F__________ (v. 19)
b. F__________ (v. 25)
c. F__________ (v. 25)
d. F__________ (v. 25)
e. F__________ (v. 27)
III. The C__________ of Worry
Worry is:
A. Un__________ (v. 25)
B. Un__________ (vs. 26-28)
Psalm 145:15-16 GNV – 15 All living things look hopefully
to you, and you give them food when they need it. 16
You give them enough and satisfy the needs of all.
C. Un__________ (v. 27)
D. Un__________ (v. 30)
E. Un__________ (vs. 31-32)
Worry is saying God:
• __________ handle it
• __________ handle it
IV. The C__________ for Worry
1. Set the p__________ (v. 33)
Ecclesiastes 5:12 NIV – The sleep of a laborer is sweet,
whether he eats little or much, but the abundance of a
rich man permits him no sleep.
Proverbs 13:8 NIV – A man’s riches may ransom his life,
but a poor man hears no threat.
2. Seize the p__________ (v. 26)
3. See the p__________ (v. 26)

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