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Freed from Worry

Lesson 1 

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Summer 2021

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By: RLD Editorial Team 

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June 06, 2021

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Lesson Focus:

Seek after God—receive all you need.

Bible Basis:

Matthew 6:25–34

Materials Needed:

Step 1:

  • None

Summary & Links:

Seek after God—receive all you need.

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Music Video, Traditional: “Dear Lord and Father of Mankind”
Music Video, Multicultural: “Better than Good” by Todd Galberth
Music Video, Contemporary: “God of the Moon and Stars” by Kees Kraayenoord
Guzik’s Commentary on Matthew 6
Pulpit Commentary on Matthew 6
Constable’s Commentary on Matthew 6

Memory Verse:

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.
—Matthew 6:32–33

Step 1:

Seek after God—receive all you need.

Materials Needed:

  • None

FAITH OVER WORRY ON D-DAY
Sunday marks the 77th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy. Though there are fewer and fewer veterans of that day still living, we have the writings of many. On that day, the men in the landing boats were almost entirely defenseless. After riding in a landing craft to Omaha Beach, Chaplain John G. Burkhalter wrote home: “It was a pure miracle we even took that beach at all. Yes, there were a lot of miracles on the beach that day. As we approached the French coast, I began praying more earnestly than ever, and our assault craft was miraculously spared.” Amidst the anxiety of that harrowing landing under deadly enemy fire, all Burkhalter had to protect him was hope in the Lord.

FAITH OVER WORRY TODAY
Today’s text is a favorite of many. How powerful are Jesus’ words reminding us of God’s tender care and His loving attention upon us. If the Lord spares the time and effort to care for blades of grass and the smallest of birds, how much more must He care for us! Assured that He is tending to those things and armored by His attentiveness, we can shift our focus from our anxieties to doing His will.

Questions

  • When have you been the most worried?
  • How do you cope with worry when it comes upon you now?
  • When have you asked God to meet a need, and He met it?

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