Sermon Guide

Names of God 

March 3, 2024

Pastor Bobby's sermon, "Heavenly Father" explores the theme of seeking God's kingdom and righteousness as a solution to anxiety, rooted in Matthew 6:25-34. Emphasizing the practicality of prioritizing God, he draws from Jesus' teachings in the Sermon on the Mount to highlight the importance of seeking God amidst life's challenges. The story of Daniel shows prioritizing God during adversity, urging believers not to shy away from making God their priority. Understanding and applying God's word equips believers to combat anxiety, promoting a lifestyle of good works that reflect God's love and glorify Him.
Discussion Questions 💬

How can seeking God's kingdom and righteousness help with feelings of worry and anxiety?
Pastor Bobby mentioned that focusing on God and His kingdom leaves less time and energy for personal worries and concerns.
What are some practical ways you can prioritize seeking God in your everyday life, even in challenging circumstances?

How does the story of Daniel illustrate the importance of making God a priority?
Despite facing persecution and a law preventing him from praying, Daniel remained faithful to God and His commandments.
Can you identify a time when you faced a challenging situation and found strength by prioritizing your relationship with God?

Why is it important to know God's word in order to effectively seek Him?
Pastor Bobby stated that seeking God requires knowing His commands and teachings, which can be found in the Bible.
How can you commit to spending more time studying and meditating on God's word to deepen your understanding of his teachings?

What is the purpose of believers doing good works in the world?
Pastor Bobby stressed that believers are called to be salt and light in the world, making a positive impact and demonstrating the love, grace, and truth of Jesus Christ.
What are some specific ways you can be salt and light in your community or school, using your unique gifts and talents?

How does the reminder of God's love and grace help believers combat worry and anxiety?
Believers do not have to earn their place in God's kingdom but can rely on the grace of God, who provided salvation through Jesus' sacrifice on the cross.
What are some ways you can remind yourself of God's love and grace when faced with worries or difficult situations?