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Bible Study: Don’t worry, Be Happy!

Posted by samthambu on March 20, 2008

Read the Passage 

I tell you not to worry about your life. Don’t worry about having something to eat, drink, or wear. Isn’t life more than food or clothing? Look at the birds in the sky! They don’t plant or harvest. They don’t even store grain in barns. Yet your Father in heaven takes care of them. Aren’t you worth more than birds? Can worry make you live longer? Why worry about clothes? Look how the wild flowers grow. They don’t work hard to make their clothes. But I tell you that Solomon with all his wealth wasn’t as well clothed as one of them. God gives such beauty to everything that grows in the fields, even though it is here today and thrown into a fire tomorrow. He will surely do even more for you! Why do you have such little faith? Don’t worry and ask yourselves, “Will we have anything to eat? Will we have anything to drink? Will we have any clothes to wear?” Only people who don’t know God are always worrying about such things. Your Father in heaven knows that you need all of these. But more than anything else, put God’s work first and do what he wants. Then the other things will be yours as well. Don’t worry about tomorrow. It will take care of itself. You have enough to worry about today. (Mat 6:25-34 CEV)

Questions for discussion

1) What is this passage about?

2) Jesus invites us to “look” at the birds in the sky and flowers of the field. What do we learn from them?

3) What are the things that people worry about in your contexts? What do you think of them?

4) Isn’t life more than food or clothing? Comment!

5) Only people who don’t know God worry about such things. Comment!

6) List three reasons why those who know God should not worry at all?

7) What does it mean to seek “first the kingdom of God and its righteousness”?

8) What is God telling us through the passage? What are you going to do in response to God’s Word?


One Response to “Bible Study: Don’t worry, Be Happy!”

  1. mattlehmann said

    I was just looking through some sites to finish off a study of worry for our youth ministry, and your discussion questions that you asked were very helpful!

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