Luke 12:13-34 Two Reasons Not to Worry

Luke 12:13-34

Do not be anxious about (v 22):

• your life
• what you will eat
• your body
• what you will put on

This passage has always spoken to my heart – my anxious, prone to worry heart. There is something so sweet and tender in Jesus’ words.

Do you see his reasons for why his children do not need to be anxious?

  1. Your Father knows that you need these things (v 30.)

Think about that. Your Father – who loves and cares for you – knows what you need. He is not unaware.

AND…

  1. It is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom (v 32.)

Not only does he know what you need here on earth, it is his pleasure to give you all of that AND the kingdom.

We do not have to worry about the things of this world. Jesus said, “Seek the kingdom, and these things will be added to you” (v 31).

The Lord knows what we need and it is his pleasure to provide for us.

You are loved by your Father in heaven.

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Luke 12:4-12 The Lord Cares

Luke 12:4-12

Even the hairs of your head are all numbered (v 7).

The Lord cares about the tiniest details of our existence.

If we have been in church very long – we know John 3:16. For God so loved the world…

And I used to imagine God looking down from heaven at the whole world and his view of us being like the pictures we see taken from space. Big round earth. Maybe some bodies of water visible. No details. No individuals.

But the reality is that – when God looks down – he has Holy vision that zooms in and takes note of every detail of his creation.

He sees you. He sees me.

He sees our successes and struggles. Our troubles and triumphs. Our failings and faithfulness.

And it all matters to him.

When Martha was overwhelmed, she asked, “Lord, don’t you care?”

When the disciples were afraid, they asked, “Lord, don’t you care?”

The answer, friends, is “yes.” Jesus cares deeply. He’s completely devoted. He’s all in with you.

He knows every hair on your head.

You are loved.

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Sunday Night Sentiments

Speak up.

Shut up.

Show up.

Show love.

♥️

Take a breath.

Take a break.

Take a nap.

Take a chance.

♥️

Make amends.

Make plans.

Make a meal.

Make music.

♥️

Lean in.

Look up.

Lift up.

Let go.

♥️

Chase dreams.

Chin up.

Change paths.

Choose joy.

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Sunday Night Sentiments

Speak up.

Shut up.

Show up.

Show love.

♥️

Take a breath.

Take a break.

Take a nap.

Take a chance.

♥️

Make amends.

Make plans.

Make a meal.

Make music.

♥️

Lean in.

Look up.

Lift up.

Let go.

♥️

Chase dreams.

Chin up.

Change paths.

Choose joy.

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Luke 11:37-54 Six Warnings from Jesus

Luke 11:37-54

Six Warnings from Jesus

  1. Woe to those who tithe but neglect love and justice (v 42).

We are called to give but also to serve. To be generous with our resources and also our time and energy.

  1. Woe to those who seek their own honor and popularity (v 43).

We need to exchange hubris for humility. Consider others before ourselves. Outdo one another in showing honor and not demanding it.

  1. Woe to those who cause others to unknowingly stumble (v 44).

The Pharisees – with their legalism and the pride – were leading others away from the truth of grace and forgiveness.

  1. Woe to those who place burdens on others but do not help to bear them (v 46).

The command is clear in Scripture that we are to bear one another’s burdens. The Pharisees were quick to place legalistic burdens on people without offering any assistance.

  1. Woe to those whose lives are marked with hypocrisy (v 47-48.)

Being fake. Insincere. Phony. In the very next section, Jesus will say that this is the “leaven of the Pharisees.” And Paul, in Galatians, said that “a little leaven leavens the whole dough.” In other words, hypocrisy spreads, y’all. It infects every area of our lives and affects those around us as well.

  1. Woe to those who reject God and prevent others from truly knowing him (v 52.)

The distorted interpretations of the lawyers and Pharisees prevented others from truly hearing the gospel.

If people listen to our words and watch our behavior – are they led astray or drawn to Jesus?

It’s Sunday! You are loved.

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