He Gets Us: Week 1 Ron Sylvia – Anxiety

Church at The Springs

Mar 3, 2024

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He Gets Us: Week 1

Lead Pastor | Ron Sylvia

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ICEBREAKER!

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John 1:14

So the Word became human and made his home among us. He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness. And we have seen his glory, the glory of the Father’s one and only Son.

Hebrews 4:15

This High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses, for he faced all of the same testings we do, yet he did not sin.

Take a minute as a group and discuss Jesus being fully human and fully God. Good luck!

What is your reaction to Jesus being like us and experiencing life just like us?

What do you worry about?

1. Don’t Struggle Alone

When dealing with anxiety and worry, why is it so important to have other people in our lives?

Matthew 26:36-38

Then Jesus went with them to the olive grove called Gethsemane, and he said, “Sit here while I go over there to pray.” He took Peter and Zebedee’s two sons, James and John, and he became anguished and distressed. He told them, “My soul is crushed with grief to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch with me.”

Jesus dealt with anxiety. How does that make you feel?

2 Corinthians 5:21

For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin, so that we could be made right with God through Christ.

Matthew 27:46

At about three o’clock, Jesus called out with a loud voice, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” which means “My God, my God, why have you abandoned me?”

Matthew 27:46 is also the start of Psalm 22. In Jesus’ time, most Psalms were remembered by the first line. Take a minute and read Psalm 22 as a group. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=psalm+22&version=NLT

2. Pray like your life depends on it

Matthew 26:39-42

He went on a little farther and bowed with his face to the ground, praying, “My Father! If it is possible, let this cup of suffering be taken away from me. Yet I want your will to be done, not mine.” Then he returned to the disciples and found them asleep. He said to Peter, “Couldn’t you watch with me even one hour? Keep watch and pray, so that you will not give in to temptation. For the spirit is willing, but the body is weak!” Then Jesus left them a second time and prayed, “My Father! If this cup cannot be taken away unless I drink it, your will be done.”

When was the last time you prayed like your life depended on it?

How does it make you feel to know that God wants to hear your heart?

3. Stop trusting your feelings

“Your feelings are not facts.” What do you think of that statement?

Proverbs 3:5

Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding.

Mark 14:35-36

He went on a little farther and fell to the ground. He prayed that, if it were possible, the awful hour awaiting him might pass him by. “Abba, Father,” he cried out, “everything is possible for you. Please take this cup of suffering away from me. Yet I want your will to be done, not mine.”

“You need to tell your feelings about your faith.” Take a minute as a group and practice this. Go around and name some feelings you have had recently and then tell those feelings about your faith.

Romans 8:28

And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.

“I know you did not choose it, but God wants to use it” Take a minute as a group as share some times you have seen this happen in your life or the life of someone close to you.

Job 19:25

“But as for me, I know that my Redeemer lives, and he will stand upon the earth at last.

As you close together as a group; begin praying for people you want to invite to Easter service with you.

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