Life Principle 17: SHOULD WE STRESS?
SHARE
  1. How have you experienced God this week?
  2. What are you thankful for?
  3. What do you need God’s help for?
  4. How can we help you with your needs?
  5. Pray for each other
REVIEW
  1. What have you put into practice since our last meeting?
  2. How are the people that you are caring for going? What would help them most?
  3. Were you able to share a God experience with anyone? Did you pray with them?
  4. Pray for these people
READ
  1. Read the passage aloud twice.
  2. Have one person retell the passage in their own words with the group’s help.
  3. Was there anything missed or added?

Matthew 6:25-34

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 than food, and the body more 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  Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?

28  “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers 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—you of little faith? 31  So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32  For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 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.

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DISCOVER
  1. What stands out for you in this passage?
  2. What do you like and what bothers you in this passage?
  3. What does this passage tell you about God and people?
APPLY
  1. Ask God what He wants you to do in response to the passage. Is there:
    • A behaviour to change?
    • A promise to claim?
    • An example to follow?
    • A command to obey?
  2. Share this with the group